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The Department of Tourism and Leisure Management, formerly the Department of Sport, Health and Leisure, was founded in 2006 with the mission of nurturing professionals to work in the tourism, hotel, travel, and leisure and recreation industries.
To achieve this mission, the Department provides a professional training environment, which is reflected in strong faculty, comprehensive curriculum, outstanding on-campus teaching facilities and externship programs. Graduates are expected to be well prepared for various career paths, and become capable professionals in tourism related industries.
The Department is divided into two sections: the Tourism and Leisure Management and the Restaurant and Hotel Management Sections. It presently offers an undergraduate program with day and evening sessions and a bachelor degree continuing education program for those who are working and still seeking educational opportunities to advance their professional knowledge and capabilities.


The Department aims to cultivate outstanding professionals in the tourism and recreation industries. To achieve this major goal, the Department endeavors to equip students with essential expertise by placing equal emphasis on theory and practice. Accordingly, the Department has the following objectives.
  1. To provide students a solid theoretical and conceptual academic foundation.
  2. To ensure students to acquire hands-on experience in actual operations.
  3. To familiarize students with actual operations and established practices of the industries.
  4. To help students obtain certificates in the tourism, recreation, sport, culinary and hospitality professions.
  5. To prepare students for advanced studies or for a career in the relevant industries of tourism.
  6. To broaden students’ global vision and to enhance their international management skills to respond to the growing trend of internationalization.
  7. enable students to gain insights into social trends.
  8. To inspire students’ creative thinking.

Future Prospects

  1. Establish the College of Tourism and Recreation, and the Graduate School of Tourism Operation and Management.
  2. Establish the Research and Development Center for the Recreation Industries.
  3. Champion establishing the certification for professional recreation planners.
  4. Conduct academic exchange programs with internationally known institutions specializing in recreation and tourism.
  5. Work with government agencies to establish a service center for the recreation and tourism industries.