Academic departments of park and recreation resources have recently moved to establish majors in commercial recreation in response to fewer job opportunities in the public sector combined with a lessening of demand from students for the traditional natural resource management career.
It is proposed that a marketable career option for commercial recreation graduates 1s resort management. Resorts combine three elements-management of the natural resource base; management of guest activities; management of services. Because of the expertise in the first two areas found in departments of park and recreation resources a joint program with a hotel school, which provides education in the management of food and lodging, would ensure a graduate with the skills and education necessary to meet the challenge of resort management.
Mill, Robert C.
"An Academic Program for Resort Managers,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 2
, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol2/iss1/14