Hospitality Management
Online Certificate

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The Hospitality Management Certificate provides degree seeking and non-degree seeking students with the skills needed to be professionals in the hospitality field. Students completing this certificate will be able to plan, execute, and evaluate events and meetings as well as begin the management track in casinos, resorts, spas, and other related travel and tourism enterprises. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be granted a Hospitality Management Certificate indicating that they have met academic requirements making them eligible to practice as a professional in the hospitality field.



  • Total per credit hour


  • Credit hours
  • Total minimum tuition = $5,960*
    ( $262 per credit hour + $36 electronic access fee) x 20 credits
    Total maximum tuition = $7,748*
    ( $262 per credit hour + $36 electronic access fee) x 26 credits
    *Cost per credit hour and total tuition is based on 2018-2019 academic year tuition rates and assuming all coursework is completed online in the 2018-2019 academic year. Cost per credit hour and total tuition will vary if studies span over one or more academic year.

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  • Career Options
  • Courses
  • Hotel Administrator
  • Cruise Director
  • Event Coordinator
  • Hospitality Director
  • Special Event Coordinator
  • Museum Director
  • REC-400: Event Planning and Management (3 hours)
  • REC-402: Event Entertainment and Technology (3 hours)
  • REC-404: Event Design (3 hours)
  • REC-406: Resort, Spa and Lodging Operations (3 hours)
  • REC-408: Casino, Food, and Beverage Operations (3 hours)
  • REC-410: Tourism Planning and Development (3 hours)
  • REC-275: Practicum (2-6 hours)*
    *REC 275 should be taken for 6 hours by NON-Recreation Services, Sport and Hospitality 
     Management majors.


About Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department

The Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) is located in the new Student Recreation Center. The HHPR faculty possess a wide array of specializations. The department offers undergraduate degree programs in Exercise Science, Recreation Services, Sport and Hospitality Management, and Physical Education, five minors and certificates in Dance, Coaching, and Hospitality Management, as well as a graduate program in HHPR. Within each of the degree programs, are emphases/concentration areas from which students select the professional paths that best fit their needs. Exercise Science and Recreation Services, Sport and Hospitality Management meet requirements for the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), which is a tuition discount program for non-resident students to attend Pittsburg State University. Students who have been selected to receive the MSEP discount will be charged 150 percent of resident tuition rates. Residents from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin are eligible.

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