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  • Tourism, Event and Recreation Management

    This curriculum prepares students to develop, manage and deliver programs and services to a variety of populations in diverse settings within the disciplines of tourism, event and recreation management. Upon completion of the focused coursework and the senior (capstone) internship, students will be prepared to become decision-makers in private and/or public organizations. The curriculum is also designed to prepare students to pursue graduate studies in a similar field or business management.

    About this Major

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

    To earn the Bachelor of Science in Tourism, Event and Recreation Management courses must be completed successfully in general education, the major and related professional and specialized courses. An approved 13-week internship is required upon completion of all coursework. The 12 credit internship is included in the 120 credits prescribed for the degree.

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    Event Management

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Event management courses and training focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to administer and manage a variety of events in the public and/or private sectors. The curriculum prepares students to organize events and conferences, as well as community recreation services.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 1 of 5 critical-tracking courses: ECO 2013 or ECO 2023, EDF 3110 or DEP 3053, PSY 2012, SPC 2608 or AEC 3030C, SYG 2000
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete all 5 critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking or
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication
    3
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Biological or Physical Science
    GE-B or P
    3
    Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S)
    4
    EDF 3110 Human Growth and Development or
    DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology (GE-S)
    3
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Mathematics
    GE-M; pure math
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
    SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Electives
    GE-D; WR
    6
    Humanities
    GE-H and N; WR
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    LEI 2181 Leisure Contemporary Society
    GE-S
    3
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management
    GE-S
    4
    PSY 2012 General Psychology
    GE-S
    3
    Elective 3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 5 Credits
    HFT 2750 Event Management 3
    LEI 3301 Principles of Travel and Tourism 3
    LEI 3360 Hospitality Management​ 3​
    LEI 3843 Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management 3
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
    GE-S
    4
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    HFT 3512 Event Promotion 3
    HFT 4517 Convention Sales and Service 3
    LEI 4540 Management and Supervision of Leisure Facilities and Personnel 3
    LEI 4880 Research Methods in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management 3
    Elective 2
    Total 14
    Semester 7 Credits
    HFT 4468 Hospitality Revenue Management 3
    HFT 4754 Advanced Event Management 3
    LEI 3921 Field Experience in TRSM 3
    LEI 4800 Legal Aspects of Tourism, Event and Recreation Management 3
    TRSM department elective
    Refer to degree audit
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    LEI 4940 Internship in Leisure Services 12
    Total 12
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    Recreation Management

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Recreation management prepares students for activity leadership employment in recreation settings, such as camps, activity programs, YMCAs, YWCAs and Boys and Girls Clubs. Courses focus on planning, implementation and evaluation of recreational activities for all segments of the population, including at-risk youth and senior populations.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 1 of 5 critical-tracking courses: ECO 2013 or ECO 2023, EDF 3110 or DEP 3053, PSY 2012, SPC 2608 or AEC 3030C, SYG 2000
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete all 5 critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking or
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication
    3
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Biological or Physical Science
    GE-B or P
    3
    Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology or
    EDF 3110 Human Growth and Development
    GE-S
    3
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
    GE-S
    4
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Composition
    GE-C
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M, pure math
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
    SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology
    GE-S
    3
    Electives
    GE-D; WR
    6
    Humanities
    GE-H and N; WR
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    LEI 2181 Leisure Contemporary Society
    GE-S
    3
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management
    GE-S
    4
    PSY 2012 General Psychology
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Elective 3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 5 Credits
    HFT 2750 Event Management 3
    LEI 3301 Principles of Travel and Tourism 3
    LEI 3360 Hospitality Management 3
    LEI 3843 Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management 3
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
    GE-S
    4
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    HFT 3512 Event Promotion 3
    LEI 3120 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Parks or
    LEI 4845 Outdoor Recreation Enterprises
    3
    LEI 3400 Recreation Program Design and Leadership 3
    LEI 4880 Research Methods in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management 3
    Elective 2
    Total 14
    Semester 7 Credits
    LEI 3921 Field Experience in TRSM 3
    LEI 4540 Management and Supervision of Leisure Facilities and Personnel 3
    LEI 4570 Revenue Resources Management 3
    LEI 4800 Legal Aspects of Tourism, Event and Recreation Management 3
    TRSM department elective
    Refer to degree audit
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    LEI 4940 Internship in Leisure Services 12
    Total 12
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    Tourism and Hospitality Management

    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    Tourism and hospitality management courses prepare students for administrative and management opportunities in the tourism industry and with agencies responsible for travel and tourism development, resort destination management and hospitality management.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 1 of 5 critical-tracking courses: ECO 2013 or ECO 2023, EDF 3110 or DEP 3053, PSY 2012, SPC 2608 or AEC 3030C, SYG 2000
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete all 5 critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking or
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication
    3
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Biological or Physical Science
    GE-B or P
    3
    Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    3
    Elective 3
    Total 15
    Semester 2 Credits
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics or
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (GE-S)
    4
    EDF 3110 Human Growth and Development or
    DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology (GE-S)
    3
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3
    Composition
    GE-C
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M, pure math
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    ACG 2021 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4
    SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology
    GE-S
    3
    Humanities
    GE-H and N; WR
    3
    Electives
    GE-D; WR
    6
    Total 16
    Semester 4 Credits
    LEI 2181 Leisure Contemporary Society
    GE-S
    3
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management
    GE-S
    4
    PSY 2012 General Psychology
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Biological or Physical Science
    State Core GE-B or P
    3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 5 Credits
    HFT 2750 Event Management 3
    LEI 3301 Principles of Travel and Tourism ​ 3​
    LEI 3360 Hospitality Management 3
    LEI 3843 Entrepreneurship in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management 3
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing
    GE-S
    4
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    HFT 4743 Tourism and Hospitality Marketing 3
    LEI 3303 Fundamentals of Tourism Planning​ 3​
    LEI 4540 Management and Supervision of Leisure Facilities and Personnel 3
    LEI 4880 Research Methods in Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management 3
    Elective 2
    Total 14
    Semester 7 Credits
    HFT 3253 Lodging Operations and Management 3
    HFT 4468 Hospitality Revenue Management 3
    LEI 3921 Field Experience in TRSM 3
    LEI 4800 Legal Aspects of Tourism, Event and Recreation Management 3
    TRSM department elective
    Refer to degree audit
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    LEI 4940 Internship in Leisure Services 12
    Total 12
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