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Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
The Department offers a B.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; and an M.S. degree in Speech-Language Pathology for students planning careers involving work with clients of all ages in clinical, health care and school settings. A Ph.D. program was added recently to prepare students for careers in research and higher education. The undergraduate major in Speech Pathology and Audiology provides a pre-professional program for those preparing for graduate study in speech-language pathology or audiology. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredits the graduate degree program. In addition to academic programs, the Department operates the University Speech and Hearing Center as part of the graduate programs in Speech Pathology and Audiology. Undergraduates have the opportunity to observe and assist graduate students in the University Speech and Hearing Center.

For More Information:
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders: 336.334.5939

Department of Kinesiology
At the undergraduate level, there are concentrations in Physical Education Teacher Education (including K-12 certification and Community Youth Sport Development programs) and in Exercise and Sport Studies (ESS). Within ESS, the Fitness Leadership option is designed for students planning careers as exercise specialists in health clubs, corporate and public fitness centers, cardiac rehabilitation clinics, or as personal trainers. The Sports Medicine option provides a pre-professional program of study with a focus on exercise and sport science that also encompasses other fields of science (biology, chemistry, physics, health, nutrition, and pharmacology). Completing this concentration is a first step toward a career in sports medicine, providing students with the necessary academic and clinical experience for graduate level study in allied health fields. These include, but are not limited to, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, podiatry, dentistry, and medicine. The Department's M.S. and Ph.D. programs offer concentrations in sport and exercise psychology, teacher education, exercise physiology and sports medicine. There is a master's degree program in Athletic Training. The Ed.D. degree is for experienced professionals seeking an advanced degree in a program relating the study of exercise and sport science to the application of teaching or administration.

For More Information:
Department of Kinesiology: 336.334.5347; 336.334.5308

Department of Community & Therapeutic Recreation
(Concentration in Therapeutic Recreation)
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, and pediatric medical settings. With the completion of a core of additional courses, graduates are also prepared to seek admission into graduate programs in occupational therapy and/or physical therapy.

For More Information:
Department of Community & Therapeutic Recreation: 336.334.5327


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