From the RST Department Head

  • Laurence Chalip, PhD

    “The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois is one of the oldest and most prestigious departments of its kind. The department’s integrated approach to recreation, sport and tourism addresses the multifaceted and symbiotic nature of the industry. It is why the University of Illinois program is recognized as a leader in the field.”

    Laurence Chalip, PhD
    Brightbill/Sapora Professor
    Recreation, Sport and Tourism Department Head

  • RST Department Website