Mission

Faculty and staff of the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism (RST) at the University of Illinois work to advance knowledge about the choices that people make for their discretionary time throughout the lifespan, including outcomes of those choices at personal, family, community, and institutional levels. RST recognizes the significance of play and the value of diversity. RST faculty and staff apply their expertise to enhance the delivery of leisure services, recognizing that recreation, sport and tourism are synergistic elements of a unique and multifaceted industry. The work of RST fosters healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship, effective management and marketing of organizations, and the social and economic development of communities.

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