The Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort Management (HRRM) program at the University of West Florida (UWF) offers a learning environment where students are challenged and encouraged to achieve their goals.
Located within the Department of Health, Leisure, and Exercise Science in the College of Professional Studies, classes in HRRM are taught at both the main campus in Pensacola and the Fort Walton Beach campus, and are now being offered at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Fla.
The program’s proximity to the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast tourist communities, such as Pensacola Beach, Destin, Perdido Key, and Fort Walton Beach, provides a living laboratory where students can apply first-hand the knowledge and theories they learn in the classroom.
The HRRM program embraces diversity and includes students who are seeking four-year degrees from the University of West Florida, as well as students working toward bachelor’s degrees in HRRM after receiving Associates degrees from community colleges.
Students in HRRM have a strong management and problem-solving orientation that is balanced with operational skills, all of which are necessary for career progression to leadership positions in the hospitality and related professions. In addition to the program curriculum, students are required to contribute 40 volunteer hours at a non-profit agency or organization. For more information about this program, please refer to the UWF Catalog.
Maho Ueda was one of Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort Managment's students who interned at Walt Disney World Resorts and enjoyed every minute of it!!
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Dr. Steven Philipp
Program Coordinator (Pensacola)
Building 85 Room 116
Dr. Andy Holdnak
Associate Chair, Regional Programs (Fort Walton Beach)
Building 4 Room 469
Varied internship opportunities and the demand for hospitality employees makes the Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort Management specialization a great choice with endless possibilities.
Students in the Hospitality, Recreation, and Resort Management program participate in learning activities outside the classroom, such as field trips all over the Emerald Coast with Dr. Xuan Tran (above) or nature trail walks in Dr. Steven Philipp's class (below).
Dr. Andy Holdnak, Associate Chair for Regional Programs and HRRM faculty, utilizes UWF's distance learning classrooms, allowing him to teach at both campuses simultaneously. Pensacola campus (above) and Fort Walton Beach campus (below)
Ft. Walton Beach Campus Food and Beverage students took a field trip to the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, Florida (above).
Students in the Food & Beverage courses (HFT3814C & HFT3991C) at the Ft. Walton Beach campus practice real work place situations, instructed by Marcia Dove, HRRM Faculty (above and below).
Condominium and Vacation, Interval Ownership students joined up with Managing Front Office Operations students for a field trip on April 1st to the Emerald Grande Resort, Destin, FL (above and below) with HRRM faculty member, Marcia Dove.