The Recreation and Parks Management degree teaches skills in program planning, leadership, community inclusion, and strategies for enhancing, health, wellbeing, and quality of life for all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
Specialties within this growing field are public recreation, therapeutic recreation (recreation therapy), event planning, gerontology, youth development, sports management, parks and forestry, specialized facility management, commercial enterprising, resource management, and administration.
Students who choose to focus on Community Recreation and Event Planning within the Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Parks Management degree are prepared to plan, implement, market, evaluate, and manage recreation programs and events.
Our degree program provides students with requirements necessary to become nationally certified and licensed in North Carolina. Students in this program learn how to assess client needs, develop and implement individualized treatment plans, and document and evaluate client progress and program effectiveness.
Qualified undergraduate students who are pursuing the B.S. in Recreation and Parks Management may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP). AMP students have the opportunity to graduate with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree, within a 5-year time period.