Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Dr. Thomas Skalko

Dr. Thomas Skalko, TRS/CTRS

B.S., M.Ed., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Maryland

Curriculum Vita

Research Interests:
Cost and utilization of services; Physical activity and health; Mental health services for at-risk youth and families; Biofeedback; Stress and diving; Adapted scuba

Contact Information:
Carol G. Belk Building, Room 1409
Mail Stop 540
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
(252) 328-0018


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.