Community and Therapeutic Recreation

Careers in Recreation and Parks Management

The study of the recreation and park industries encompasses a broad range of events and activities related to camping, natural resources, outdoor activities, arts, amusement parks, therapy, sporting events, and community recreation programs. A few of the many specialties within this growing field are gerontology, youth organizations, parks and forestry, public recreation, specialized facility management, commercial enterprising, therapeutic recreation, community inclusion, sports management, resource management, and recreation and parks administration. UNCG offers a B.S. in Recreation and Parks Management, with three concentrations in: Leisure Services Management, Therapeutic Recreation, and Commercial Recreation. Also, a Master of Science degree (M.S.) in Parks and Recreation Management is offered in Leisure Services Management, Therapeutic Recreation and Commercial Recreation and Event Management.

Career Ideas

Activity Therapy Director
Aquatics Therapist
Armed Forces Recreation Director
Athletic Program Supervisor
Camp Director
Campus or Church Recreation Director
Club Manager (Health/Fitness)
Community Center Director
Concert Promoter
Convention Planner/Coordinator
Correctional Therapist
Cultural and Performing Arts Coordinator
Employee Recreation Specialist
Golf/Tennis Pro
Inclusion/Integration Facilitator
Intercollegiate Athletics Manager Leisure
Educator/Counselor
Outdoor Recreator/Educator
Park Ranger
Recreation Facility Manager
Recreation Programmer
Recreation Therapist
Resort Activities Director
Resort ManagerSki Instructor
Therapeutic Recreation
SpecialistYMCA/YWCA Director
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News & Events


Advising for Spring 2015


Upcoming Conferene Info:
Please plan to join us at our annual UNCG-CTR Alumni and Friends Luncheon during the NCRPA Conference in Wilmington, NC. This luncheon ("dutch treat") will take place on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. We will be eating and socializing at The George on the Riverwalk, 128 S. Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

The entire CTR faculty and staff sincerely hope that you will join us for this fun event.