Tourism and Recreation is designed for dynamic and open-minded students, full of ideas and curiosity about the world. Tourism is a thriving sector of the economy, so a thorough knowledge of the field will open a great number of promising career opportunities and the possibility of self-realization through a variety of activities. Why is it good to study Tourism and Recreation in English at the NCU? Extensive educational offer that includes such disciplines as natural sciences, social sciences, economic sciences, law, health and physical culture, as well as general educational courses, such as a foreign language course or an IT course, Programme of study supplemented by student placements, Courses taught in English which gives students an opportunity to learn specialized, tourism and sport-related language (ESP), International scholarships (ERASMUS), Selection of courses at different academic centres in Poland (MOST), Possibility to enhance practical competences allowing students to undertake active careers in tourism and recreation, Abundant resources of the university library, modern computer rooms and wireless Internet access.
The programme of study offers two specializations: Regional and Cultural Studies and Tourism Management and Promotion of Sport and Recreation. Graduates of the Regional and Cultural Studies and Tourism Management have knowledge of natural and cultural assets of various tourist regions in Poland and the world, the socio-economic determinants of sustainable organization of tourism and recreation and the ability to organize and manage tourism and recreation activities. Graduates of the Promotion of Sport and Recreation have knowledge of psychophysical development over the whole cycle of human life and of factors determining the development. They have expertise in the methodology of physical recreation and sport and are qualified to organize and support sport and recreation and health-promoting activities.
Graduates of Tourism and Recreation are creative, have good communication skills and have been educated using modern teaching methods and telecommunication and IT technologies, as well as attractive forms of education. The graduates are good team players, fitting well with culturally divergent environments. As a result, they have access to a wide selection of career prospects with employers operating in the tourism industry, such as travel agencies, hotels, holiday centres, sports clubs and gyms, recreation centres, biological renewal and wellness centres, agritourism farms, national and local government administration agencies, social organizations, foundations, associations and other entities, as well as for taking up own business. The graduates are prepared to enroll for second-cycle programmes.