College of Applied Health Sciences
Online Master of Science in Recreation, Sport & Tourism
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Online Master of Science in Recreation, Sport & Tourism

"This program allowed me to tailor my Master's education to research and development that suited my full-time job as an Extension Educator"

--Skylar Peters, May 2016 Graduate

"The flexibility of the program and the great communication creates a perfect situation for a working sports professional to pursue a Master's degree"

--Chris Lynn, December 2011 Graduate

Master's Degree

Fully Online
Finish in 18 months
Training for an advanced career

Career Advancement Courses

Fully online
Flexibility to learn anywhere


Choose your focus area
Three 8-week options

Fall 2020 Application Deadline: August 15, 2020

Summer courses are held in 8 week courses.
The first 8 week course is from April 29, 2020 - June 23, 2020. Application deadline is April 15, 2020.
The second 8 week course is from June 24, 2020 - August 18, 2020.
Application deadline has been extended to June 15, 2020 for the second 8 weeks

MS in Recreation, Sport and Tourism

The demand for professionals with an advanced degree in the leisure service industry continues to increase. Job opportunities in parks and recreation, sports management, hotel management, convention and tourist bureaus, health and fitness clubs, and volunteer and youth agencies, just to name a few, are on the rise. Employees with graduate degrees will have the best opportunities for supervisory or administrative positions.


The online Master of Science in Recreation, Sport and Tourism is a 36-credit hour, 18-month degree with cohorts beginning in December, April and September. This degree provides you a quality and highly accessible education, ensuring that you are prepared to meet the changing requirements of the leisure services industry.

Certificates in Recreation, Sport and Tourism

With the online graduate certificate you choose your focus area and then take three 8-week courses.  Admitted students are also able to transfer progress to a degree. To begin the certificate application process, fill out the expression of interest form

Visit the MS in Recreation, Sport and Tourism website to learn more about the program.