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Yoga Studies Minor

One of Only Two Yoga Studies Minors in the Country
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    UNCW Ranked 32nd Best Public College Value by Kiplinger’s

Yoga Studies Minor Program Overview
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Apply knowledge needed to teach yoga as a career or use yoga as a tool when working with clients as physical therapists, occupational therapists, personal trainers, social workers, teachers and more.

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Help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain. They are often an important part of preventive care, rehabilitation, and treatment for patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries. (Source)

Treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. (Source)

Recreation therapists (RTs) 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, such as cognitive impairments, intellectual and developmental disabilities; behavioral health challenges including substance abuse, physical disabilities and diseases; and dementia and other illnesses related to aging. RT complements other allied health professions and therapies to address clients’ adjustment to illness and disability and educate them for healthy living. In addition, graduates in RT can pursue graduate degrees in RT or other allied health and human services professions if desired. Learn more about the UNCW Recreation Therapy undergraduate degree program here.

Assess their customers' bodily strengths and weaknesses and create customized workout plans. (Source)

Help individuals, groups, and families prevent and cope with problems in their everyday lives. (Source)

Teach students how to perform the various stretching poses, practice meditation and promote mindfulness in addition to overall wellbeing. (Source)