The mission is to understand and promote the development and sustainability of healthy communities and advance quality
of life and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through parks, recreation, sport, and tourism.
This mission is accomplished through teaching, which conveys the knowledge and values necessary for
individuals to lead responsible, productive and personally satisfying lives; through scholarship which
advances knowledge; and through engagement with society which enriches the quality of life for
individuals, families, and communities throughout a diverse society.