Community and Therapeutic Recreation

Careers in Hotel and Restaurant Management

The Hospitality and Tourism Management major prepares students for an exciting, challenging and satisfying career in one of the largest, most important industries in the new global economy. The hospitality and tourism industry is one of the oldest industries in the world--serving people traveling away from home for any variety of reasons. The Hospitality and Tourism Management program will prepare you to handle multiple facets of hotel and food operations, management of human resources & accounting, and planning and marketing tourism destinations, services, meetings and events. The degree requirements balance core program classes with over 600 hours of industry work experience and internships along with industry projects. The program has two concentrations to choose from, Hotel and Restaurant Management or Travel and Tourism Management.

Career Ideas

Conventions Manager
Events Manager
Facilities Manager
Food & Beverage Manager
Front Office Manager
General Manager
Human Resources Director
Marketing Director
Purchase Director
Recreation Manager
Sales Director

Work Settings and Industries

Catering Services
Country Clubs
Cruise Lines
Entertainment Complexes
Health Spas
Theme Park



For more information, please visit Career Services
Visit Career Services for info on the Career Fair


News & Events

Graduation Info

Advising for Summer and Fall 2014

CTR Club Officer Candidates
...view a presentation of candidates


Jennifer Pegram, winner of the Southeast Recreation Therapy Symposium Scholarship
...more details

Lee Parfitt, winner of the Academy of Leisure Sciences Future Scholars
...more details

Peggy Harris, winner of the NCRPS Fletcher Graduate Scholarship
...more details

CTR Students Graduating in Dec 2013 With Honors
Kayla Cook-Summa Cum Laude
Sarah McPherson-Summa Cum Laude
Jocelyn Moon-Summa Cum Laude
Devyn Ziegler-Summa Cum Laude
Sage Rubenstein-Magna Cum Laude
Hannah Tyler-Magna Cum Laude
Denise Blanchfield-Cum Laude
Chelsea Boccardo-Cum Laude
Lauren Brady-Cum Laude
Andrea Redden-Cum Laude
Chelsea Tysinger-Cum Laude

Please join us Summer 2014 in the online course CTR 102-Creating a Meaningful Life a syllabus

Study finds 3rd lowest unemployment rate among recent graduates with recreation related degrees the full report