Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)

Major Department Website

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? Recreation, Parks & Tourism (RPT) has been a major at SF State since 1946. 
No prerequisites are required to get into the major.
All SF State Studies (university requirements) are satisfied in the major.
All RPT core classes are offered every semester.
Majority of RPT courses are taken during junior/senior years as a cohort.
The last 12-15 units of the RPT major is a 400-hour, full-time internship.
400+ Bay Area RPT organizations provide students with jobs and internships.
Over 60% of RPT students are offered continued employment after internship.
Contact information:, HSS 307,, 415-338-2030.
When should I first meet with my major department? Anytime – contact Dr. Erik Rosegard (Chair/Undergraduate Coordinator) at: or 415-338-2030.
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them? All students initially meet with Dr. Erik Rosegard (Chair/Undergraduate Coordinator) at: or 415-338-2030
Where can I find information about major advising?

Students can find major advising information on the department's website: or stop by HSS 307 anytime.

Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? No pre-work is required, but contacting the Department is recommended (HSS 307,, 415-338-2030) prior to course registration. 
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Contact Erik Rosegard (Chair/Undergraduate Coordinator) at: or 415-338-2030).
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? Yes . . . know that if you choose RPT as a major, you will be learning how to engineer experiences that engage, empower, and educate!

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

Transfer students (1st semester):

RPT 200 – Foundations in RPT
RPT 300 – Leadership in RPT
RPT 325 – Information Technology in RPT
RPT 350 – Facilitating Wellness through Leisure

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? Completion or concurrent enrollment in RPT 200 (Foundations of RPT) or equivalent.
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? No, there are no registration blocks or holds for RPT.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? No, an approved ADT roadmap does not exist for RPT.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

1st year students:

RPT 110 (Critical Thinking & the Leisure Experience) which satisfies GE Area A3 and GE Area E/LLD, but is not required for the major.
RPT 200 (Foundations of RPT) which satisfies GE Area D1 and GE Area E/LLD and is also required for the major.
RPT 210 (Growth through Art and Leisure) which satisfies GE Area C1 and Area E/LLD, and is a course option to meet the major emphasis area.
RPT 230 (Growth through Adventure) which satisfies GE Area C3,  but is not required for the major.

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

No entry or prerequisites are required.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major? No, there are currently no AP or IB tests that count towards the RPT major.

College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC)

Services provided for: Undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.

Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help

Phone: (415) 405-3740
Location: HSS 254