Athletic Training - Bachelor of Arts
Our Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited program provides a quality clinical education experience for students to become entry-level Certified Athletic Trainers. The curriculum is designed to successfully prepare students for the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam.
Public Health Studies - Bachelor of Science
Students who earn a degree in Public Health Studies are provided a strong foundation in the US Public Health System, factors impacting human health and disease, population based and individual approaches to health enhancement, the importance of data in public health, health policy, health law, health communication and much more. All students complete the core public health courses and then select one of the following three concentrations: Community Health Education, Global Health or Pre-Clinical Health, which is for those students planning to continue their education in a clinical specialty such as medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, etc.
Exercise Science - Bachelor of Science
Exercise Science provides a foundation for a career as an Allied-health professional by imparting a unique interdisciplinary, knowledge-base in health, fitness, and wellness. Students will be prepared for acceptance into Graduate school, and careers such as physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, medicine and/or achieve successes with National certification examinations.
Gerontology - MSGRN, MALS, & Graduate Certification
Students may earn a Master of Science in Applied Gerontology or a post-baccalaureate certificate in Gerontology. The 36-hour Master's program prepares graduates to be aware of all aspects of aging. The 15-semester hour post-baccalaureate certificate is ideal for students with other advanced degrees who are seeking an additional graduate credential in gerontology.
Physical Education and Health (K-12 Teacher Licensure) - Bachelor of Arts
Students who earn a degree in Physical Education and Health are recommended to receive K-12 licensure from the NC Department of Public Instruction to teach Healthful Living. The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and prepares students to teach, coach and assume leadership positions in K-12 schools. A Masters of Education degree (specialty studies - Physical Education and Health) is also offered in conjunction with the Watson College of Education.
Recreation, Sport Leadership and Tourism Management - Bachelor of Arts
Graduates of this program are prepared for management positions in a diversity of recreation, sport and tourism settings and for graduate study. Graduates find career opportunities in settings such as hotels, resorts, theme parks, convention and visitor centers, private recreation clubs, non-profit organizations, municipal parks and recreation departments, cruise ships, and meeting and event planning.
Recreation Therapy - Bachelor of Arts
Graduates in Recreation Therapy are trained to utilize recreation activities and other active treatment modalities to increase the functional abilities and quality of life of people of all ages with disabilities and illnesses. Their services complement physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well other allied health and human services to address clients' adjustment to illness/disability and education for a new lifestyle.
The Recreation Therapy Application/Admission Process can be found at: http://uncw.edu/oss/rectherapy.html