Candidates must have scholarly interests in children, youth and family contexts. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Parks & Recreation, Public Health, Human Development and Family Studies, Adolescent Development, Education, Adolescent/Developmental Psychology, or other closely-related discipline from an accredited institution. Position Details Submissions should be sent to: Dr. Corliss Outley Chair, Youth Development Search Committee Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences Texas A&M Univesrity 2261 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-2261 Email:

2016-2017 Conference Updates!

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RPTS Faculty Rio Grande River Trip!

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MONEY Magazine Recognizes RPTS program!

MONEY Magazine published that TAMU “…has one of the country’s largest programs in recreation, park, and tourism management!” They also ranked Texas A&M University as 4th in the U.S. For more information, click here!

Fall 2016 Prerequisites

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Marriott International: Voyage Program Opportunity!

New Volunteer Opportunities!

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Good News!

A big congratulations to Mr. Mičulká  and Mrs. Scott!  Our RPTS partner, the National Park Service – Amtrak – RPTS “Trails & Rails” program, won two awards in the National Park Service virtual Rose Bowl parade this past Friday!  The awards went to Klondike Gold Rush NHP in Seattle for “Best Entry Portraying a Program” and to the National Parks of New York Harbor in New York City, for “Best Entry Portraying Volunteers”. The NPS created the Virtual Rose Bowl Parade so that all parks could create a… Read More →

Good News!

Congratulations to Dr. Harrist and Dr. Witt on publication of their article, “Calling the screens: self-reported developmental outcomes in competitive basketball” in the latest issue of Journal of Adolescent Research (Vol 30, number 6, 751-778).  A copy of the abstract follows.  Congratulations, Chris and Peter! ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to examine female players’ motives for participation in competitive sports, how they felt involvement has aided in their development, and explore negative experiences that had served as detractors to enjoyment. Focus groups were conducted with 31 players… Read More →