About RCSC

Recreation Sciences - About Us



The Department of Recreation Sciences (RCSC) offers three academic programs and a variety of experiences for students. Our academic programs include a BS in Recreation and Park Management, BS in Recreational Therapy, and a MS in Recreation Sciences. All of our programs are fully accredited. Our departmental office is located in 1403 Carol Belk Building and can be reached at 252-328-4640 or by filling out the “Contact RCSC” form.

Our Students

Our students are exposed to many different opportunities and experiences. These experiences and opportunities range from unique research opportunities, professional internships, community service projects, diverse practicums, just to name a few. Graduates from all of our programs have an extremely high job placement rate after graduation.

Our Faculty

Our award winning faculty enthusiastically engage our students in and out of the classroom through interactive lectures, research collaboration, community service projects, as well as other activities. Much of our faculty’s research can be found in national and international publications and has been presented at regional, national and international conferences.  Click here to view the RCSC faculty listing.


RCSC Alumni can be found in many different professional fields and actively engage with current students through internships, classroom presentations, community service projects as well as social activities. Our alumni can be found in youth and adult sports services, campus recreation departments, state and national park agencies, and sustainable commercial recreation and tourism industries, just to name a few.