Parks and Recreation Management, M.S.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a current resume and a professional statement including career goals. Interviews are encouraged for all applicants and required for graduate assistants.

Students in the Therapeutic Recreation concentration who do not have an undergraduate degree in therapeutic recreation will be required to take one of the following two courses at the undergraduate level: CTR 231 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation or CTR 235 Disabling Conditions and Therapeutic Recreation. Other support courses not taken at the undergraduate level may also need to be completed by Therapeutic Recreation students: Anatomy and Physiology, Lifespan Human Development, and Abnormal Psychology.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 36-39 credit hours

Required Core Courses (9 credits) 1
CTR 611Foundations of Recreation and Parks 3
CTR 613Recreation and Parks Management 3
Select one course (3 credits) from the following:3
Community Development 2
Skills and Techniques of Conflict Management
Organizational Conflict: Diagnostic and Intervention Tools
Resolving Conflict in Health Care Systems: Achieving Peace through Health
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
Public Administration and Management
Public Personnel Management
Human Resource Development and Performance Management
Concentration Courses (9 or 15 credits)
Select 9 or 15 credits in one of the following concentrations:9 or 15
Community Recreation Management Concentration (9 credits)
Therapeutic Recreation Concentration (9 or 15 credits) 3
Research Techniques (6 credits) 1
Select one analysis course (3 credits) from the following:3
Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education
Quantitative Methods
Qualitative Research Methods for Producers
Statistical Methods for Kinesiology
Select one methods course (3 credits) from the following:3
Methods of Educational Research
Qualitative Research Methods for Consumers
Research Methods in the Health and Human Sciences
Survey Design: Health and Human Sciences
Applying Research to Professional Practice
Advanced Research Methods
Specialized Line of Study (0-9 credits)
Select 6-9 or 0 credits from 500- to 700-level courses: 46-9 or 0
Community Recreation Management concentration students (6-9 credits)
Therapeutic Recreation concentration students with the CTRS credential (6-9 credits)
Therapeutic Recreation concentration students without the CTRS credential (0 credits)
Capstone Experience (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from one of the following options:6
Internship
Internship in Recreation and Parks
Project
Field Project in Recreation and Parks
Internship and Project
Internship in Recreation and Parks
and Field Project in Recreation and Parks
Thesis
Thesis
Total Credit Hours36-39
1

Required of all students.

2

For Therapeutic Recreation concentration students only.

3

Students in the Therapeutic Recreation concentration with the CTRS credential will complete 9 credits; students without the credential will complete 15 credits. See the concentration requirements for additional details.

4

After consultation and approval of their academic advisor, the student selects 6-9 credits of 500-to 700-level course work that constitutes a specialized knowledge base (line of study) relevant to the student's academic and professional interests and goals. Students in the Therapeutic Recreation concentration who do not hold the CTRS credential will not have a specialized line of study.

Community Recreation Management Concentration

Required Courses (9 credits)
CTR 615Financing and Budgeting in Recreation and Parks3
CTR 644Recreation, Parks, and Health3
CTR 646Community Development 3
Total Credit Hours9

Therapeutic Recreation Concentration

Required Courses (9 credits) *
CTR 633Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation 3
CTR 634Advanced Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation 3
CTR 637Advanced Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation 3
Additional Courses (6 credits) **
CTR 638Advanced Client Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation3
CTR 639Advanced Clinical Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation3
Total Credit Hours9-15

Accelerated B.S. in Recreation and Parks Management to M.S. in Parks and Recreation Management

Application and Admission

Qualified UNC Greensboro undergraduate students who are pursuing the B.S. in Recreation and Parks Management may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP). A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 based on at least 30 credits earned at UNC Greensboro is required. Applicants must have completed at least 60 college-level credits and may not apply for admission to the AMP before the first semester of the junior year. Applicants will not be required to take an entrance exam. All applicants must complete the Accelerated Master's Program information when applying for admission to the graduate degree program.

Courses

Admitted students may apply a maximum of 12 credits of graduate-level course work (each course carries 3 credits) from the following course list toward completion of both the undergraduate and graduate degree, provided that they earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in each course and fulfill graduate-level requirements:

Required for both Concentrations
CTR 611Foundations of Recreation and Parks 3
CTR 613Recreation and Parks Management 3
For the Community Recreation Management Concentration
Select two of the following:6
Financing and Budgeting in Recreation and Parks
Recreation, Parks, and Health
Community Development
For the Therapeutic Recreation Concentration
Select two of the following:6
Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation
Advanced Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation
Advanced Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
Advanced Client Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation
Advanced Clinical Procedures in Therapeutic Recreation
Community Development

All additional degree requirements for the M.S. in Parks and Recreation Management remain the same.