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The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
College of Applied Health Sciences

Leisure Services Improve Life Quality

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 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. RST appreciates the significance of play, the contribution of arts, and the value of diversity. The research and engagement of RST foster healthy lifestyles, environmental stewardship, effective management and marketing of organizations, and social and economic development of communities.

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Illinois Youth Sport Summit

Navy Pier

September 23-24, 2014 at Navy Pier in Chicago, IL

The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism and the Office of Recreation and Park Resources is hosting a two-day summit that will bring together individuals from various agencies and organizations within the state that are responsible for the design, delivery, and execution of youth sports. Speakers will highlight relevant research and trends, promoting a conversation among practitioners aimed at identifying potential solutions, collaborations, and action steps to improve the quality of youth sport in the state of Illinois. Read more about the summit here.

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