Community and Therapeutic Recreation

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Parks Management

Recreation and Parks Management is an exciting and rewarding field that offers many possibilities for study and career opportunities. The primary purpose of the Community and Therapeutic Recreation program is to prepare quality professional personnel to assume leadership roles in leisure service occupations. The Program is committed to offering an academically challenging program of undergraduate education coupled with a solid foundation of a liberal arts education, and has been accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association´s Council on Accreditation for 33 years, since 1981.

The professional core curriculum and the program concentrations in:

  1. Therapeutic Recreation, and
  2. Community Recreation and Event Planning are based on the philosophy that leisure experiences are essential to the growth and development of all human beings.

RPM Mission Statement

Within the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation, the mission of the Recreation and Parks Management Program is to prepare professionals in leisure services management, therapeutic recreation, and commercial recreation and event management to enrich the quality of life of citizens in the Piedmont Triad and beyond, through excellence in teaching, research, professional service, and community outreach.

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