North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville St.
Durham, NC 27707
Parks and Recreation Management Program
The Park, Recreation, and Leisure Studies Administration Program is designed to prepare students for direct and supervisory leadership positions in recreation and leisure service organizations and graduate study in recreation administration/management work experiences, including practicum and internships, work with public, semi-public and private organizations at the local, state, district, national, or international levels. Settings can include community/governmental, voluntary/nonprofit, commercial, private membership, armed forces, employee, campus and therapeutic recreation. The parks, recreation, and leisure studies administration program includes study in administration and management, finance, human resources, marketing, risk management, and computers. The course of study provides students with the prerequisite knowledge necessary to pass the National Recreation and Parks Association Certified Parks and Recreational Professional Examination, and the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Examination.