Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management

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Tourism, Hospitality and Events is the fastest growing industry in the world with a greater number of people traveling both domestically and internationally than ever before. The current mobility has reached a record high with over a billion people annually, and projected for further growth. This global demand has resulted in major development in infrastructure such as, hotels, resorts, attractions, restaurants, and associated businesses that cater to the broader tourism, hospitality, and events industry. With such growth, there is major need to further develop human resources to meet the needs of the industry. Career prospects are extremely promising in Florida, U.S. and globally.

The Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management prepares students to gain competency in industry knowledge, develop intellectual abilities, and foster adaptive and technical leadership skills. In addition, the focus on the growth of individual and group dynamics through critical thinking and experiential learning is emphasized so that students will become leaders, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs and create change in an ever-evolving industry.

Graduates pursue a wide range of exciting career opportunities including hotels, resorts, theme parks, cruise lines, casinos, clubs, restaurants, convention centers, tour operators, corporate, public, and private meetings and events, inclusive of the music, festivals, fashion, attractions, and many other options.​


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Dr. Rachel Fu's Welcome Letter

Rachel J.C. Fu, Ph.D., is the new Chair for the Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management at the University of Florida. Read Dr. Fu's Welcome Letter


Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

B.S. in Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
B.S. in Tourism, Event and Recreation Management
Minor in Event Management

On-Campus and Online Programs

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Masters Programs

Masters Programs

M.S. in Tourism and Recreation Management

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 Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance

Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance

Recreation, Parks and Tourism

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Our Faculty

THEM Faculty is always focused on advancing research and training the next generation of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management professionals

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Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute

Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute

Our faculty and graduate students are engaged in research focused on advancing the field and assiting the industry. 

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ADMINISTRATION & ADVISING 

Rachel JC Fu, Chair | racheljuichifu@ufl.edu 

Academic Advising 

Tourism, Event and Recreation Management Undergrad - THEMundergrad@hhp.ufl.edu

Tourism and Recreation Graduate - THEMgrad@hhp.ufl.edu

Mailing Address 
University of Florida 
Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management 
PO Box 118209
Gainesville, FL 32611 

Tel: (352) 294-1661 

Fax: (352) 846-6627