Hospitality Management

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The Hospitality Management emphasis provides students with the skills needed to be professionals in the hospitality field. Students completing this emphasis will be able to plan, execute, and evaluate events and meetings as well as begin the management track in casinos, resorts, spas, and other related travel and tourism enterprises. Upon completion of the program, students will be granted either a Hospitality Management Certificate or a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Services, Sport, and Hospitality Management with an emphasis in Hospitality Management indicating that they have met academic requirements making them eligible to practice as a professional in the hospitality field. Students will also be encouraged to take one or more of the following exams: Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA®), Certified Hotel Concierge (CHC), Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA), Certified Master Hotel Supplier (CMHS®), and/or Certified Spa Supervisor (CSS).

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  • Career Options
  • Hotel Administrator
  • Cruise Director
  • Event Coordinator
  • Hospitality Director
  • Special Event Coordinator
  • Museum Director

About Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) is located in the new Student Recreation Center. The HHPR faculty possess a wide array of specializations. The department offers undergraduate degree programs in Exercise Science, Recreation Services, Sport and Hospitality Management, and Physical Education, seven minors and certificates in Dance, Coaching, and Hospitality Management, as well as a graduate program in HHPR. Within each of the degree programs, there are emphases/concentration areas from which students select the professional paths that best fit their needs. 

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