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:
- Therapeutic Recreation, and
- 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.