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Troy University’s new School of Hospitality, Sport and
Tourism Management will better equip graduates for
success in some of the fastest growing career fields.
The new school is housed in the University’s College of
Health and Human Services and offers a consolidated
undergraduate degree program in the field thanks to a
restructuring of the existing business administration and
sport and fitness management degrees.
The new degree, a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality,
Sport and Fitness Management, moves the leisure
services studies entirely into the College, which will offer
concentrations in each of the three fields.
The new school capitalizes on natural synergies of three
industry management programs under the umbrella
of leisure services to provide more employment
opportunities for graduates. This new structure will
support the preparation of graduates in a defined growth
industry for Alabama and beyond, and it allows for the
enhancement faculty research opportunities, particularly
through applied industry research.
By 2022, it is expected that tourism will account for 328
million jobs, or one out of every 10 on the planet.
The School will also house three undergraduate minors,
the existing Master of Science in Sport and Fitness
Management program.
ACADEMIC SPOTLIGHT:
HOSPITALITY, SPORT AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT