& TOURISM MANAGEMENT
Our department is home to two undergraduate degree programs (Recreation and Hospitality, Tourism & Event Management),
one Master’s degree program (Recreation), and two minors (Recreation and Hotel & Restaurant Management).
Recreation Degree Highlights: Hospitality Tourism & Event Management
1. Nationally accredited; first academic recreation program in Degree Highlights:
California; outstanding internship program; 90 percent of 1. More than 335 million travelers visited California in 2006. Travel
graduates obtain employment immediately following and tourism industries generated $93.8 billion and created
graduation. 928,700 jobs in 2006.
2. Recreation, parks, sports, and arts/culture are the attractions 2. Hospitality industry creates more jobs than other service
that draw tourism―the largest and one of the fastest industries.
growing industries in the world today.
3. The program offers courses in travel and tourism, lodging and
3. Wage and salary jobs in recreation are projected to grow resort management, food and beverage services, restaurant
about 25 percent over the 2004–14 period compared with 14 management, convention and tradeshow management, and
percent for all industries combined. entrepreneurship.
4. The faculty are diverse and fully engaged in research and 4. The curriculum includes 500 hours of industry experience with
service and bring those experiences into the classroom to students working in positions that expand their current skills
further enrich student learning. and experience.
5. Therapeutic recreation emphasis meets national and state 5. Alumni are occupying management positions in the Bay Area,
specialist certification requirements. throughout the USA and worldwide. Nearly all students are
6. Want a career where you’ll make a difference in peoples successful in finding employment after graduation.
lives? Recreation is it! 6. Faculty expertise in teaching, service and research contributing
a. Recreation reduces crime and social dysfunction- to the global hospitality industry.
reducing police, justice and incarceration costs. 7. Whether your interests are tightly focused or you’d like to
b. Recreation and active living prolongs independent integrate your studies in hotel/restaurant management, event
living for seniors. planning, and tourism, we have the faculty, internships, and
coursework that will pave the way to a successful career!
HOSPITALITY, RECREATION & TOURISM MANAGEMENT Fact Sheet
Programs Offered Examples of Careers:
1. B.S., Hospitality Tourism & Event Management • Parks & Recreation Manager/Director
2. B.S., Recreation with concentrations in: • Recreation/Rehabilitation Therapist
Recreation Management • Travel Agency/Tour Operation Manager
Therapeutic Recreation Service • Festival and Event Coordinator
3. M.S., Recreation with concentration in: • Tourist Attraction/Theme Park Manager
International Tourism • Activities Director
Minor, Recreation • Senior Center Activities Director
Minor, Hotel & Restaurant Management • Family/Residential Camp/Retreat Director
General Education (GE) Courses: • Corporate Training Director
Area E: HRTM 10: Creating a Meaningful Life • Resort/Club Manager
Area S: HRTM 111: Leisure, Culture & Identity • Researcher/Educator
Area Z: HRTM 100W: Writing Workshop • Hotel Manager
• Restaurant Manager
• Convention/Tradeshow Manager
1. James F. Murphy Scholarship (Grad student)
• Event Planning/Management
2. HRTM Faculty Scholarships (for undergrad students)
3. California Restaurant Association
4. CASE Conference Scholarship
5. Hotel & Restaurant Foundation Scholarships
6. National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
7. Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships
SJSU Web Links Contacts:
SJSU Home page: http://www.sjsu.edu/
Chair: Dr. Randy J. Virden
Applying online: http://www.csumentor.edu/
Aid and Scholarship: http://www.sjsu.edu/faso
Ms. B.J. Grosvenor
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Schedule of Classes: http://info.sjsu.edu/home/schedules.html
SJSU Catalog: http://info.sjsu.edu/home/catalog.html
Dr. Tsu-Hong Yen
Testing and Evaluation: https://testing.sjsu.edu/
San José State University
Academic Unit: One Washington Square
Department of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Management San José, CA 95192-0049
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0211
Office is located in SPX 49/50
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