Community and Therapeutic Recreation

B.S. in Recreation and Parks Management Therapeutic Recreation Concentration

boy and elderly man smile for the camera The B.S. degree concentration in Therapeutic Recreation is designed to prepare entry-level practitioners at the specialist, supervisory, and/or administrative levels of practice. The curriculum is consistent with the standards published by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification and the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure. Graduates are prepared to enter professional practice as licensed recreational therapists in active treatment, leisure education, transitional treatment, and community-based leisure service delivery systems in psychiatric, rehabilitation, geriatric, corrections, schools, long-term care, adult day care, community inclusion, as well as pediatric and child life medical settings.

With the completion of a core of additional courses, graduates are also prepared to seek admission into a Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy.

Please visit the Undergraduate Bulletin for a list of requirements and a link to descriptions of CTR courses. Also see the Therapeutic Recreation Course Information document

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For information on transferring classes to UNCG, please visit the Transfer Equivalency Course Search.

"One of the most attractive features of the therapeutic recreation profession is the great opportunity for variety and diversity. There are constant challenges and the opportunity for continued professional growth. The opportunity to positively impact the quality of life of an individual with a disability or limitation is extremely rewarding."

2005 CTRS Profile Pamphlet by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification






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