Recreation and Leisure Management

Recreation and Leisure professionals design, stage, implement and evaluate a myriad of recreation programs at commercial, public and quasi-public agencies across the country.  Recreation programming and leisure activities are a vital component in many sectors of the mega-HTM industry. Read more about this story...

Employment Opportunities

Campground/YMCA Directors
Community-based Recreation & Leisure Managers
Municipal Park & Recreation Managers
Outdoor Recreation Programmers
Resort Recreation Managers
Theme/Amusement Park Activity Directors


Professional Engagement

2018 NRPA Conference

GVSU HTM students at the 2018 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Conference in Indianapolis, IN.

2018 IAAPA Conference

GVSU HTM students at the 2018 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Conference in Orlando, Florida.

mParks Future Professional Showcase GVSU HTM Student Delegates

2019: Sarah Dick & Amanda Witsaman

2018: Colby Joleman & Megan Packer

2017: Kate Bailey

Recreation & Leisure Management Faculty:

Dr. Mark Gleason

Mark Gleason, Assistant Professor

HTM 202 - International Tourism | HTM 368 - Geotourism | HTM 402 - Tourism Policy Issues

Mark's Profile

Patty Janes

Patty Janes, Professor

HTM 375 - Hospitality Research | HTM 452 - Hospitality & Tourism Marketing

Patty's Profile

Scott Rood

A. Scott Rood, Assistant Professor and Department Chair

HTM 235 - Tourism & Commercial Recreation Systems

Scott's Profile

Lorie Tuma

Lorie Tuma, Assistant Professor

HTM 101 - Introduction to Hospitality & Tourism | HTM 202 - International Tourism | HTM 237 - Introduction to Recreation & Leisure Management | HTM 330 - International Event Management | HTM 437 - Leadership in Recreation & Leisure | HTM 440 - Advanced Meeting & Event Management

Lorie's Profile