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This Land is Your Land: Toward a Better Understanding of Nature's Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and their Families

September 17-20, 2014 - University of Utah Guest House, Salt Lake City, UT  Register Now

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Good News

At the recent Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) conference, faculty member Sandy Negley was honored with the URTA Distinguished Service Award and graduate student Jamie Bennett received the University of Utah Student of the Year award.

Dr. Adrienne Cachelin was invited to give a Tedx talk recently in Salt Lake City. You can view her talk "Feed - eating for justice, sustainability, and health" here.

The PRT Department was well represented at the International Symposium for Society and Resource Management in Estes Park, Colorado. Read more

Tourism Cares Awards PRT Student with Scholarship Read More

Community Outreach and Collaboration Happening-Recently, the PRT department facilitated a field experience for Salt Lake City Edison Elementary. The experience involved three 5th grade classes (total of approx. 100 students) traveling around the SLC Valley. Read More 

Publications abound!  Our faculty and doctural students are in print again, in abundance - Read More



The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism undergraduate and graduate programs prepare students in a wide array of fields concerned with social, environmental, and economic aspects of society.

Numerous recreation businesses, hospitals, and public agencies support the curriculum by providing advisory council members and by providing opportunities for student internships and employment.

The Department is part of a warm, western setting where people are outgoing and friendly, and where learning is loved.

Located on the northeastern edge of Salt Lake City, our 1,500 acre campus reaches to the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Over 25,000 students represent all 50 states and many foreign countries. More than 2,000 clinical, adjunct, research, and visiting faculty serve the student body.

Utah is the west at its best: four distinct seasons, ready access to all outdoor activities including superb skiing at eight world-famous resorts just minutes from campus. Utah is home to five national parks and countless national, regional, state, and local recreation areas. Salt Lake City, with a metropolitan population of 650,000, is the hub of the intermountain west.