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Location: Indiana, United States

I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

SRTS in Savannah in April

The 2017 Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium will be April 12-14 in Savannah, Georgia. Please visit the website www.srts.info to view the program

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Faculty Position Opening in Texas

A reminder that Texas State University is accepting applications for Assistant Professor. We have about 175 undergrads and 40 grads in the TR specialization. San Marcos is between Austin and San Antonio, allowing access to many service settings for student placement and research opportunities. Happy to talk with you about this position. The position announcement can be seen at: https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/18981 Jan S. Hodges, PhD, CTRS Associate Professor and Coordinator, Master of Recreation and Leisure Services Jowers A108 512-245-7482

Friday, January 20, 2017

Clemson Ph.D. Application Deadline Extended

Greetings from the Clemson University Recreational Therapy program! We wanted to let you know that we are accepting applications for our Ph.D. program, and due to technical issues we have extended our deadline to 2/28. Please share this with your students, colleagues, and any one you know who may be interested! Joining the Clemson family to earn your Ph.D. gives you all of the advantages of being a traditional student without having to relocate due to our synchronous online format! You will be able to attend live classes from the comfort of your own home and you will have a curriculum tailored for you by our well-known faculty. Our faculty specialties are varied and the experience you will have is unparalleled! Check out our website at: https://www.clemson.edu/cbshs/departments/prtm/academics/graduate/phd-recreational-therapy/index.html Please contact Dr. Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Program Director, at mvp@clemson.edu or 864-656-1189 with any questions. We look forward to speaking with you very soon!

Friday, December 16, 2016

FIU Non-tenure Track Position

The Recreational Therapy Program at Florida International University has extended the date of review of the applications for the full-time Instructor, nine-month, non-tenure track appointment. This is an exciting time to join the program as the curriculum is growing on campus and online at the BS and MS levels and with a new Combined BS/MS degree track in RT. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in applying, please refer to the following link or attachment for more information and application instructions. Go to www.Facultycareers.fiu.edu and search for Job Opening ID (512594). The date of review has been extended to January 6th, 2016.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Undergrad RT Courses Available Online

The University of St. Francis is offering two undergraduate online courses in Recreation Therapy during the Spring 2017 semester. Students or professionals are welcome to register. Each course is 3 credit-hours (equivalent to 4.5 CEUs/45 CE Credits, per NCTRC). The courses are: RSTM 210Z-Foundations of Recreation Therapy (3 CH) Covers therapeutic recreation concepts, programming, practices, service models and setting, and types of disability and special population groups with an emphasis on the therapeutic recreation specialist's role in clinical and non-clinical settings. The purpose of the course is to help the student develop a working knowledge and understanding of therapeutic recreation by studying the development of programming and service delivery principles and techniques. Instructor: Julie Eggleston RSTM 405Z-Issues and Trends in Recreation Therapy (3 CH) Explores the current issues and challenges affecting professional practice in therapeutic recreation. A variety of topics will be discussed to familiarize students with best practices and current trends in the professional field. The course includes topics such as certification standards, advocacy, ethics, research, legal aspects, and reimbursement issues. Instructor: Dr. Marcia Jean Carter Feel free to contact me with any questions. To register, contact National Registrations Clerk Debby Lavazza at DLavazza@stfrancis.edu or 815-740-2267. For more information about the Recreation Therapy program at USF, visit http://www.stfrancis.edu/academics/rstm/recreationtherapy/.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

579 on Recreationaltherapynet

Today there are 579 persons on the RT listserv RECREATIONALTHERAPYNET.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Faculty Position at UNCW

The Recreation Therapy faculty at the University of North Carolina Wilmington would like to announce we are accepting applications for the position of assistant professor to begin August 2017. If you are interested in working with a dynamic, progressive, dedicated, hard-working, and fun-loving RT faculty on a beautiful, warm campus 5 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, this may be the job for you. Review of applications for this tenure track, assistant professor position will begin Jan. 17th. To access the application for this position go to https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/6915. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Candy Ashton ashtonc@uncw.edu