Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management

Our goal is to improve the overall quality of life by learning and teaching what leads individuals, families and industry to value and benefit from tourism, events, recreation, and sport.

At the Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management (TRSM), we study the impact of tourism, recreation activities, professional and amateur sports, ecotourism, parks and beaches on the personal, social, economic, environmental and resource infrastructures of society. Our students, staff and faculty are dedicated to understanding the role and impact of these leisure services on individuals, society and the environment.


Our Faculty are engaged in leading-edge research that is advancing the science of sport and tourism:


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Administration & Advising

Michael Sagas, Ed.D. | msagas@ufl.edu
Chair, Professor

Kyriaki Kaplanidou, Ph.D. | kkaplanidou@hhp.ufl.edu
Associate Professor; Graduate Coordinator

Doug DeMichele, Ed.D. | dougd@hhp.ufl.edu
Master Lecturer, Internship Coordinator, Undergraduate Coordinator

Dawn Shores | dshores@hhp.ufl.edu
Director of Academic Affairs

Amanda Cluxton | amandacluxton@ufl.edu
Graduate Program Assistant, Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Contact Info

University of Florida
Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management
300 Florida Gym
PO Box 118208
Gainesville, FL  32611
Phone: (352) 392-4042
Fax: (352) 392-75884