Vision Statement

We envision a world where quality recreation is valued, accessible, understood, and embraced as a necessary component of a meaningful and healthy life.

Mission Statement

We advocate for quality of life in the communities we serve by preparing students to inspire and promote well-being through meaningful recreation and leisure experiences.

The Department of Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation &Tourism Philosophy

The Faculty of the Department of Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, and Tourism prepares practitioners who are committed to the highest level of professionalism and leadership in order to positively influence the quality of life of the communities they serve. To achieve this, we recognize the importance of creating active learning environments within a dynamic of mutual trust and a culture of inclusion. We hold in the highest regard the pursuit of knowledge, scholarship and community involvement all the while advocating for social justice and a healthy work-life balance.