The mountains, forests, and streams of the Central Appalachian highlands provide a rich living laboratory for our teaching, service, and research programs.
The Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Resources major prepares undergraduate students for careers providing outdoor recreation and tourism opportunities for a wide range of public, commercial, and non-profit agencies. This is a natural resource management degree program, emphasizing the ecological, economic, and social aspects of managing outdoor recreation and tourism resources.
Our graduate program focuses on human dimensions of recreation, tourism and natural resources. We include a diverse group of publics in our training, research, and technical assistance programs such as policy-makers, tourists, communities, resource managers, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners. We aim to understand how human and organizational values, perceptions, attitudes, and behavior shape and are shaped by recreation, tourism, and natural resource management systems.
Learn more about the Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources degree programs at West Virginia University: http://recreation.wvu.edu/
WVU Admiisions: http://admissions.wvu.edu/
WVU Graduate Admissions:http://grad.wvu.edu/
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