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, 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 or 815-740-2267. For more information about the Recreation Therapy program at USF, visit


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