School of hahs clubs

Student Health Association (SHA)

Physical Education Majors Club

Recreation Majors Association (RMA)

Recreation Therapy (ARTS)

Graduate Student Association

Research & Travel Awards

Students working on research projects can apply for funds to assist with scholarly research travel as well as travel to professional conferences. More info at CSURF.

commencement information

Fall 2013 SHAHS Celebration of Achievement

The Fall 2013 SHAHS Graduation Reception will be held in December in the Burney Center on the UNCW campus. Additional Information TBA

Spring 2014 Formal Graduation

Additional Information TBA.

Graduation Forms

*Please fill out the Graduation Information Form (Word or PDF)and return to Tiffany Graham in the SHAHS office (Trask 156).

If you do NOT plan to attend the SHAHS reception, please notify us at



Recreational therapy isn’t just about improving the life of your client. Whether you realize it or not, you are also improving yourself and your own life when working with such special individuals. I am so thankful for the amazing support system I have within SHAHS. Whether it’s your professors, clients, or even classmates, you will always take something special away from the interactions you have with them. That’s why I love what I do.


Kayla Jackson

University of North Carolina Wilmington ’15

Meet Christopher Scott Cundari, the 2013 winner of the Earl Allen Scholarship. The Earl Allen Scholarship is named after Dr. Thomas Earl Allen, PhD, 1938-1993 whose service to University of North Carolina Wilmington spanned over 30 years. His contributions to the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, including the establishment of the exercise physiology lab, were essential in the growth and development of the physical education and exercise science program. Christopher is a Spring 2014 Graduating Senior with aspirations to get his MS in Exercise Science after his undergraduate studies.


"I will take with me the knowledge I've gained from my professors and and the understanding that Exercise Science is an integral part of maintaining quality of life."

earl allen


For our Current Students:

Internship Programs

All students earning a degree in Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism management must complete an internship. The internship is a 12 credit hour experience and is the capstone course for the major. Students must work a minimum of 40 hours a week for 12 consecutive weeks at an approved site in the industry performing management tasks. Click on the links below for detailed information about the internship.

Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management Internship Manual (PDF)
Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management Internship Agency Listing (PDF)
"A How To Guide for Agencies and Businesses considering hosting an Intern" (PDF)

RTH Request for Agency Approval (PDF)
RTH Internship Manual/Application (PDF)
RTH Internship Agency Listing (PDF)

INTERNSHIP NOTE: Placement approval is contingent upon certification status of site supervisor. Agency renewals are required every five (5) years. Consult with faculty coordinator of internships to determine the current status of the agencies you select.

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