Dr. Nelson Cooper

Dr. Nelson Cooper
Associate Professor

B.S., North Carolina State University
M.A., East Carolina University
Ph.D., Clemson University

Research Interests:
Recreational Sports, Recreation and Park Planning and Assessment, Youth Programming

Contact Information:
1401 Carol Belk Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
(252) 328-0002


RCLS educates tomorrow's leaders in recreation, parks, tourism, and recreational therapy as well as provides scholarship and leadership to the region, state, and nation.


To be the model professional education and training program of the nation through scholarship, innovation, technical assistance, and outreach thereby helping learners to develop the necessary competencies, interpersonal skills, and critical thinking to lead the professions in the coming decades.


RCLS holds the following core values, which serve as the foundation for where we place our priorities in terms of teaching, scholarship, and service.

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