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.
Students majoring in Physical Education and Recreation at North Carolina Central University may earn a Bachelor's Degree of Science (B.S.) in either: Athletic Training, Physical Education, or in Parks and Recreation Management.
There are three options under Physical Education; Exercise Sport Science, Fitness & Wellness Management, and Physical Education - Teaching.
Students can choose from three concentrations in the Recreation Administration Program; Parks and Recreation Management, Recreational Sport Management, and Recreation Therapy.