The Department of Physical Education and Recreation offers a scientifically based program for students who want to work with people, enjoy activity and gain satisfaction in enhancing the quality of life of others. The curricular emphasis is on the professional preparation of students for careers in teaching, athletic training, recreation management, therapeutic recreation, fitness, health and sport club management. High schools and colleges, professional and recreational sports agencies and arenas, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, city parks and recreation, state and national parks, commercial agencies, health clubs and fitness centers are among the many organizations which require highly trained personnel. Career opportunities are growing rapidly for people who are professionally prepared in areas of recreation, sports, physical education and exercise.
North Carolina Central University
Department of Physical Education and Recreation
P.O. Box 19542
Durham, NC 27707
919-530-6186 or 530-5383 (office)