Recreation and Parks Management, B.S.

Overall Requirements

  • 120 credit hours to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level.
  • Both field experiences are typically offered only during the summer sessions and should not be taken during the same summer; students should plan accordingly.

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Requirements - Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC)

Major Requirements

Select one of the concentrations as detailed following the major requirements.

  • Community Recreation and Event Planning
  • Recreational Therapy

Electives

Electives sufficient to complete 120 total credit hours required for degree.

Community Recreation and Event Planning Concentration Requirements

Course Option3
Select one of the following:
Creating a Meaningful Life
Sex, Drugs, & Rock n' Roll
Recreational Therapy (RT) Specialization3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Recreational Therapy
Disabling Conditions and Recreational Therapy
Required51
Leisure and American Lifestyles
Leadership in Recreation and Parks
Programming in Recreation and Events
Inclusive Recreation
Practicum Preparation in Recreation and Parks
Professional Internship Preparation in Recreation and Parks
Practicum in Recreation and Parks *
Recreation Area and Facility Development
Evaluation Methods in Recreation and Parks
Financing and Budgeting in Recreation and Parks
Management in Recreation and Parks
Internship in Recreation and Parks *
Meeting and Event Planning and Management
Special Event Management
Recreation, Parks, and Health
Community, Recreation, and Event Planning (CREP) Specialization3
Select one course from the following:
Service Management
Physical Activity Programs for Underserved Youth
Nonprofit Management and Leadership
*

An overall GPA of 2.0 or better is required prior to registration for this course.

Related Area Requirements

Select a minor in one of the following areas, with approval by the student’s academic advisor: Business Administration, Communication Studies, Environment, Sustainability, Political Science, Sociology, or Sport Coaching.

Recreational Therapy Concentration Requirements

Course Option3
Select one of the following:
Creating a Meaningful Life
Sex, Drugs, & Rock n' Roll
Required54
Leisure and American Lifestyles
Leadership in Recreation and Parks
Programming in Recreation and Events
Inclusive Recreation
Introduction to Recreational Therapy
Disabling Conditions and Recreational Therapy
Practicum Preparation in Recreation and Parks
Professional Internship Preparation in Recreation and Parks
Practicum in Recreation and Parks *
Client Assessment in Recreational Therapy
Financing and Budgeting in Recreation and Parks
Management in Recreation and Parks
Internship in Recreation and Parks *
Trends and Issues in Recreational Therapy
Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Recreational Therapy
Clinical Procedures in Recreational Therapy
Community, Recreation, and Event Planning (CREP) Specialization3
Select one of the following:
Recreation Area and Facility Development
Evaluation Methods in Recreation and Parks
Meeting and Event Planning and Management
Recreation, Parks, and Health
Recreational Therapy (RT) Human Services 3
Select one of the following:
Elementary American Sign Language I
Contemporary Topics in Counseling
Introduction to Gerontology: Thinking about Aging
Families and Close Relationships
Infant and Child Development
Adolescent Development: From Puberty to Young Adulthood
Adult Development
Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity
Motor Control and Learning
Exercise and Older Adults
People with Disabilities in American Society
Intro to Special Education
Sociology of Deviant Behavior
Deviance and Social Control
Related Area Requirements27
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
Clinical Human Anatomy
and Clinical Human Anatomy Laboratory
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Laboratory
Clinical Human Physiology
and Clinical Human Physiology Laboratory
Helping Skills
Human Development Across the Life Span
Medical Terminology for Public Health Professionals
General Psychology
Adult Psychopathology
*

An overall GPA of 2.0 or better is required prior to registration for this course.

Disciplinary Honors in Community and Therapeutic Recreation 

Requirements

  • A minimum of 12 credit hours as defined below.
  • UNC Greensboro cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better or, for transfer students, cumulative GPA of 3.30 or better from all prior institutions.
Required3
Senior Honors Project
6 credits of Honors course in the major6
3 credits of Honors course work in the major or another area3

Recognition

Receive a Certificate of Disciplinary Honors in Community and Therapeutic Recreation; have that accomplishment, along with the title of the Senior Honors Project, noted on the official transcript; and be recognized at a banquet held at the end of the spring semester.

Honors Advisor

Contact Stuart Shleien at sjschlei@uncg.edu for further information and guidance about Honors in Community and Therapeutic Recreation. To apply: http://honorscollege.uncg.edu/forms/disc-application.pdf

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 Recreational Therapy Concentration
Select two of the following:6
Professional Issues in Recreational Therapy
Advanced Procedures in Recreational Therapy
Advanced Interventions and Facilitation Techniques in Recreational Therapy
Advanced Client Assessment in Recreational Therapy
Advanced Clinical Procedures in Recreational Therapy
Community Development

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