Parks & Tourism 

The SUU Parks & Tourism certificate is designed to teach students about Utah’s dynamic tourism industry and help them gain the skills necessary to assist destination employers. Highlights of the certificate include effective customer service skills such as diffusion strategies, communication and relationship management. 

Uniquely, this certificate program combines expertise from those who work with the National Parks in southern Utah, as well as some of the region's outstanding tourism industry experts serving as guest presenters throughout the course. An understanding of Utah's parks system and hospitality management are also included to prepare participants for jobs in this fun, fast-paced industry. 

Choose from two participation options:

  • Parks & Tourism Certification - successful completion earns an SUU Institutional Certificate and one Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
  • Parks & Tourism Certificate Fast Track - successful completion earns three credits that may articulate into undergraduate or participating master’s degree programs at Southern Utah University.
  • The next Parks & Tourism Certificate begins Aug. 31, 2022. The admission and payment deadline is Aug. 30, 2022, at midnight.

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Parks & Tourism Course Work

This certificate program includes discussion with industry professionals, reflections, assignments, personal professional goal setting and skills assessment and work-based learning time.

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