The Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation at UNC Greensboro offers a Master of Science degree in Parks and Recreation Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Graduates of the program 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, and pediatric and child life medical settings.
The program curriculum is consistent with the standards published by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification and the North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure.
Based on experience, recommendations, and interviews, a provisional admission may be granted. Upon completion of 6 to 9 credits with a B grade or better, a provisionally admitted student may be granted full graduate standing.
Students in the Therapeutic Recreation concentration who do not have an undergraduate degree in Recreation and Parks will be required to take one additional undergraduate TR course (CTR 231 or 235), in order to complete the 6 required TR courses (18 credits) necessary to apply for professional certification and licensure. There are no undergraduate prerequisite courses in the CRM concentration.