Lorene Olson, Ph.D.

Lorene Olson, Ph.D. Internship Coordinator, Professor 
Lorene Olson
Phone: 507.457.5499
Office: Memorial Hall, 122 A
Email: LOlson@winona.edu

Dr. Olson’s interests include: intervention techniques utilized in therapeutic recreation programs, geriatrics, event planning, and how leadership and group dynamics evolve through participation in travel study programs.

She teaches the following courses:
RTTR 265 Leisure in Different Cultures
RTTR 332 Leisure and Aging in TR
RTTR 342 Intervention Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
RTTR 396 Leadership and Group Dynamics
RTTR 370 Festivals and Special Event Planning
RTTR 397 Internship in Recreation and Tourism
RTTR 398 Practicum
RTTR 399 Internship in Therapeutic Recreation


  • Ph.D: University of New Mexico, 1989
  • BS and MS: University of Wisconsin La Crosse
  • Certification: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Teaching and Research:

  • Leisure and Aging
  • Intervention Techniques
  • Leadership in Group Dynamics
  • Leisure in Different Cultures
  • Internships and Practicum