Within the Recreation Therapy Bachelor of Arts Degree program, students learn to assist individuals with various disabilities in the rehabilitation process by using recreation and other activities as a therapeutic mediums. The Recreation Therapy Degree program is accredited by COAPRT.
- The mission of the Recreation Therapy curriculum at UNCW is to prepare students to successfully enter ever-changing health care and human service systems. This preparation places a priority on the development of skills through applied learning experiences in classes, practica, internships, and community involvement. Further, student outcomes emphasize critical thinking and evidence-based practice as means of assisting clients and organizations reach their goals, and maximizing the quality of life of individuals.
BA Degree Requirements (PDF)
Course Offerings (PDF)
Recreation Therapy Activities
|ADAPTIVE WATER SPORTS DAY|
|ACCESSIBLE RECREATION DAY|
The Miracle League (External Link)
Dr. Dan Johnson in interview with Jemila Ericson on local NPR station WHQR.
Careers in Recreation Therapy (External links)
Kiplinger names Recreation Therapy #4 In "10 Best Majors for a Lucrative Career"
Why Hire a CTRS
I am a Recreational Therapist
Recreation Therapy: One of the Best Jobs Outside the Cubicle
Links to professional organizations (External links)
Therapeutic Recreation Directory
American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)
National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association (NCRTA)
NC Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure (NCBRTL)
Dr. Candace Ashton-Forrester
McNeill Hall 3010
Dr. Dan Johnson
McNeill Hall 3015
Dr. Terry Kinney
McNeill Hall 3053