Welcome to Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

Learn the skills needed to be employed in the dynamic multifaceted profession of recreation, parks, and tourism from our faculty who have worked extensively and conducted research in these fields. Our department was the first college recreation program in California and is one of the oldest in the USA, yet is cognizant of the latest trends and innovations. The RPT program is nationally accredited and we work closely with a wide variety of recreation, parks and tourism organizations for student internships and job placement. RPT offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and a certificate program. Our undergraduate program has four emphasis areas:

  • Community Recreation and Health
  • Event Planning, Tourism and Commercial Recreation
  • Nonprofit Recreation
  • Outdoor Recreation, Parks, and Natural Resources

Together, our programs, faculty and the San Francisco Bay Area community provide an international "living laboratory." You can start or advance a career in RPT, increase your understanding and help bring positive change in the contemporary world.