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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Universities with Ph.D.'s in RT?

I recently looked over a list of universities with RT curricula. The only ones that seemed to offer Ph.D. programs were Clemson, Indiana, Oklahoma State, and Temple. Can this be correct?

At one time a number of universities had Ph.D. programs. Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, and Penn State all produced a great number of Ph.D.s. But these schools no longer offer Ph.D. programs in RT.

I fear that our universities today do not supply enough scholars to provide our university RT programs with well-prepared RT faculty to produce research and scholarship for the profession. Isn't this a crisis? Are others concerned?


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