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Study tourism, recreation and events


Study the great outdoors

Do you love travel and adventure? Want to help other people discover new places and experiences? Dream of a job where no two days are the same? With a degree in tourism, recreation and events, you can combine your passion for adventure with sought-after skills in marketing, project and event management to build an exciting career in an emerging global industry.

Dive into a growing industry

Demand for skilled workers in the tourism, recreation and event industries is growing rapidly – in Australia, employment opportunities in travel and tourism are expected to grow by 9.2 percent by 2020. Jobs in the sport and outdoor adventure industry are expected to jump by a huge 27 percent.

* Source: Australian Government Department of Employment - Employment Outlook to November 2020

Turn your passion for adventure into a career

Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management)

Get ready for an exciting career in the global tourism and event industries with the practical Bachelor of Business (Tourism, Leisure and Event Management). Get hands-on experience through fieldwork and industry projects as you learn how to manage events, develop products and engage customers and stakeholders. Take advantage of the shift to sustainable tourism with a minor in Sustainability, or develop your industry networks with an optional 12-week internship.

Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

USC is the only university in Queensland to offer a specialised Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies. In this brand-new degree you’ll learn how to manage recreation events and programs from development to delivery. You’ll also discover how to engage with the community, lead expeditions and help people reconnect with nature. Get active while you study with more than 25 outdoor environmental studies fieldwork days on Fraser Island and the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

Want to teach outdoor education? The Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies prepares you to teach Years 7-12 in health and physical education and another teaching area of your choice. You could also pursue a career in outdoor/environmental education centres, adventure tourism and ecotourism. USC is the only university in Queensland to offer this dual program.

Bachelor of Sports Studies

Passionate about sport? The Bachelor of Sports Studies is your pathway to a career in sporting event management and national or community sport development. You’ll combine the foundations of sport science – including exercise testing and measurement, coaching science, functional anatomy and biomechanics – with a complementary study area such as tourism, leisure and event management; journalism, marketing; small business management; or outdoor leadership studies

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