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, community inclusion, as well as pediatric and child life medical settings.
With the completion of a core of additional courses, graduates are also prepared to seek admission into a Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy.
“One of the most attractive features of the therapeutic recreation profession is the great opportunity for variety and diversity. There are constant challenges and the opportunity for continued professional growth. The opportunity to positively impact the quality of life of an individual with a disability or limitation is extremely rewarding.” CTRS Profile Pamphlet by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification