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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.

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

Thursday, December 01, 2016

CTRS Opening in Chicago Area

Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) is now taking applications for a full time Program Specialist position. NWSRA is an IPRA Distinguished Accredited Agency, and is a partnership of 17 northwest suburban Park Districts. Annually, NWSRA provides over 2,000 outstanding recreational programs for children and adults with disabilities. Located in Rolling Meadows, IL, NWSRA currently employs 21 full time Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. For the complete job description, visit www.nwsra.org/jobs or contact Trisha Breitlow at tbreitlow@nwsra.org or (847) 392-2848. Closing date for applications is December 14