Community and Therapeutic Recreation

B.S. in Recreation and Parks Management – Community Recreation and Event Planning

Specializing in the Community Recreation and Event Planning concentration will prepare students for supervisory and managerial positions in the public, non-profit, and commercial sectors of the leisure service delivery system.

Students learn the concepts, philosophies, and applications necessary to effectively and efficiently administer programs and services in a variety of leisure service settings, including municipal and county departments, state and national agencies, voluntary youth serving agencies, religious-affiliated social agencies, for-profit businesses, and employee and corporate recreation programs.

Courses include:

  • Leadership in Recreation and Parks
  • Community Recreation
  • Recreation Services with Underrepresented Groups
  • Management in Recreation and Parks
  • Meeting and Event Planning Management.

Please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin for a list of all requirements and a link to descriptions of CTR courses.

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News & Events

Graduation Info

Advising for Summer and Fall 2014

CTR Club Officer Candidates
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Jennifer Pegram, winner of the Southeast Recreation Therapy Symposium Scholarship
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Lee Parfitt, winner of the Academy of Leisure Sciences Future Scholars
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Peggy Harris, winner of the NCRPS Fletcher Graduate Scholarship
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CTR Students Graduating in Dec 2013 With Honors
Kayla Cook-Summa Cum Laude
Sarah McPherson-Summa Cum Laude
Jocelyn Moon-Summa Cum Laude
Devyn Ziegler-Summa Cum Laude
Sage Rubenstein-Magna Cum Laude
Hannah Tyler-Magna Cum Laude
Denise Blanchfield-Cum Laude
Chelsea Boccardo-Cum Laude
Lauren Brady-Cum Laude
Andrea Redden-Cum Laude
Chelsea Tysinger-Cum Laude

Please join us Summer 2014 in the online course CTR 102-Creating a Meaningful Life a syllabus

Study finds 3rd lowest unemployment rate among recent graduates with recreation related degrees the full report