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

Download Dr. Linda Buettner's Simple Pleasures manual, a multi-level sensory motor activity program for nursing home residents with dementia.

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

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.