University Programs in NC

North Carolina Colleges and Universities

Institutions offering academic programs in recreational therapy or therapeutic recreation.

North Carolina is rich with academic preparation programs for prospective recreational therapists, recreational therapy assistants, therapeutic recreation specialists, and therapeutic recreation assistants. The North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association (NCRTA) does not endorse any specific university or academic program. All programs are listed alphabetically within their respective category. NCRTA does recommend that prospective students educate themselves regarding North Carolina recreational therapy license and national therapeutic recreation specialist certification requirements and confirm that their educational choices meet their credentialing needs.

Community colleges offering associate degrees and preparation for the North Carolina recreational therapy assistant license

1986 Pitt Tech Rd. Winterville, NC  28590
Ms. Kristina Cudney, (252)493-7686, kcudney@email.pittcc.edu

Western Piedmont Community College

1001 Burkemont Ave. Morganton, NC 28655
Cindy Konarski, (828) 438-5577, ckonarski@wpcc.edu

 

University programs offering bachelors degrees and preparation for the North Carolina recreational therapist license and national CTRS certification

Catawba College

2300 West Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144

Renita Ritchie, MS, LRT/CTRS, rritchie@catawba.edu

East Carolina University

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Recreational Therapy Degree Program

Carol G. Belk Building #140, Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Dr. Richard Williams, (252) 328-0018, williamsri@ecu.edu

The University of Mount Olive

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

634 Henderson Drive, Mount Olive, NC 28365

Dr. Janet F. Albers, (919) 658-7184 ext. 1909 , jalbers@umo.edu

North Carolina Central University

Department of Physical Education and Recreation

1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707

Dr. Lei Guo, (919) 530-6266

University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation

420 HHP Building, Greensboro, NC 27412

Dr. Charlsena Stone, (336) 334-3040, cfstone@uncg.edu

University of North Carolina - Wilmington

School of Health and Applied Human Sciences

601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5956

Dr. Candy Ashton, (910) 962-3250 or (910) 962-7794, ashtonc@uncw.edu

Western Carolina University

Recreational Therapy Curriculum, Department of Health and Human Performance

Cullowhee, NC 28723

Dr. Jennifer Hinton, (828) 227-3646 , jlhinton@wcu.edu

Winston Salem State University

Therapeutic Recreation Program, Department of Human Performance & Sport Science

Old Nursing Building Office 5-E, Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Dr. Jo Ann Coco-Ripp, (336) 750-3459 , rippjc@wssu.edu

University programs offering masters degrees and preparation for the North Carolina recreational therapist license and national CTRS certification

East Carolina University

Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Recreational Therapy Degree Program

Carol G. Belk Building #140, Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Dr. Thomas Skalko, (252) 328-0018, skalkot@ecu.edu

North Carolina Central University

Department of Physical Education and Recreation

1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707

Dr. Jesse Mann, (919) 560-6332

University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation

420 HHP Building, Greensboro, NC 27412

Dr. Charlsena Stone, (336) 334-3040, cfstone@uncg.edu