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Recreation Therapy

University of North Carolina Wilmington

48 months
18508 USD/year
18508 USD/year
4444 USD/year
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Graduates in Recreation Therapy at University of North Carolina Wilmington 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. 


Their services complement physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well other allied health and human services to address clients' adjustment to illness/disability and education for a new lifestyle. 

Recreation Therapy Degree Program Mission:

The mission of the Recreation Therapy curriculum at University of North Carolina Wilmington is to prepare students to successfully enter ever-changing health care and human service systems with the knowledge and skills necessary to be competent practitioners and leaders in the field of recreation therapy and health care.

This preparation places a priority on the development of skills through applied learning experiences in classes, practica, internships, and community involvement. Further, student outcomes emphasize critical thinking and evidence based practice as means of assisting clients and organizations reach their goals, and maximize the quality of life of individuals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Life Span Human Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Motor Behavior
  • Functional and Structural Kinesiology 
  • Medical Terminology for Health Professions
  • Health Assessment and Medical Terminology
  • Recreation Therapy 
  • Practicum in Recreation Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Essay: 50% (mean of two reviewers) (see attached: RT Essay Rubric)
  • Interview: 40% (see attached: RT Interview Rubric)
  • Documented Experience: 10% (Documentation should be from site/agency or employer and include name, address, and phone number or email address of person verifying hours)

Work experience

Minimum of 50 hours experience working or volunteering with individuals with disabilities, disabling conditions or illnesses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2222 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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