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Therapeutic Recreation, B.S.

Jo Ann Coco-Ripp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Therapeutic Recreation
Program Coordinator

The Therapeutic Recreation Program is specifically designed for students who wish to enter the profession of therapeutic recreation which is sometimes also known as recreational therapy and/or to prepare for graduate study in related allied health and human service fields.


The mission of the Therapeutic Recreation Program is to provide the academic and extracurricular experiences for individuals to become leaders in therapeutic recreation. Graduates meet the requirements to sit for the national TR certification exam and to become licensed by the state of North Carolina in recreational therapy.

Career Opportunities:

Successful completion of the Therapeutic Recreation Program curriculum prepares students for a wide array of employment opportunities including: hospitals, rehabilitation centers, community settings, nursing homes, behavioral health agencies, schools, and state facilities as well as others.


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Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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