Recreation is an essential service to build vibrant communities that foster human connections. These programs and resources provide quality of life and personal growth enhancements for people of all abilities and support healthy lifestyles. Undergraduate students in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation choose a path in Recreational Therapy or Community Recreation and Event Planning. Undergraduate students with a qualifying GPA may enroll in the Accelerated Master’s Degree program to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.
Job opportunities in all areas are growing at a rate faster than other professions, and recreation professionals enjoy meaningful careers positively impacting their communities.
Students complete internships, practicums, and projects with our many local and national partners (e.g., City of Greensboro, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, Disney, National Park Service, Boys & Girls Clubs). Completion of a bachelor’s degree from our accredited RT program makes students eligible to become Licensed Recreational Therapists (LRT) and Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS) in a variety of clinical settings. Event planning students develop careers as meeting, wedding, and event planners as self-employed entrepreneurs, or in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Community Recreation students are employed as recreation coordinators and directors, athletic directors, youth development specialists, and campus recreation managers. Graduates can become a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP)
|Degree Name||Degree Type||Class Type|
|Community Recreation and Event Planning||B.S.||In-Person|
|Community Recreation Management||M.S.||In-Person|
|Parks and Recreation Management||Accelerated B.S. to M.S.||In-Person|
|Community Recreation||Undergraduate Minor|
|Community and Therapeutic Recreation||Undergraduate Minor|
|Event Planning||Undergraduate Minor|
|Recreational Therapy||Undergraduate Minor|