Student Resources

MTRA Scholarship (Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association) - Junior- and senior-level students majoring in TR. One student from WSU will receive a $500 check. Spring deadline.
For more information visit the MTRA website.

MRPF Scholarship (Minnesota Recreation and Park Foundation) - Up to five scholarships of $1,000.00. Fall deadline.
For more information visit the MNRPA website.

SMRPA (Southern Minnesota Recreation and Parks Association) - Up to two scholarships of $1,000.00. Fall deadline.
For more information visit the MNRPA website.

Winona Senior Friendship Center - One $500.00 Scholarship. This scholarship is offered through WSU. Spring deadline.
For more information visit the Winona Foundation website.

Selected Universities with Doctorate in TR

Oklahoma State University

Program Name: Therapeutic Recreation Program
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate Degree
School Website
Description: Masters in Recreation Management/Therapeutic Recreation, PhD in Leisure Studies

Temple University

Program Name: Therapeutic Recreation Program
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate Degree
School Website
Description: Masters in Recreational Therapy

Clemson University

Program Name: Recreational Therapy Program
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate Degree
School Website

University of Utah

Program Name: Recreational Therapy
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate Degree
School Website
Description: Masters with specialization in TR

Selected Universities with Master's Degree in TR

Southern Illinois University- Carbondale

Program Name: Recreation
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
School Website
Description: Master's in Recreation specialized in Therapeutic Recreation

Indian University

Program Name: Recreational Therapy Major
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate Degree
School Website
Description: Master's in Recreational Therapy, PhD in leisure behavior, may offer online courses

Springfield College

Program Name: Recreation Management
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
School Website
Description: Master's in Therapeutic Recreation Management or TR/Child-life Specialization

Northwest Missouri State University

Program Name: Therapeutic Recreation Program
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
School Website
Description: Master's in Therapeutic Recreation

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Program Name: Recreation and Parks Management Program
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
School Website
Description: Master's in Community and Therapeutic Recreation

East Carolina University

Program Name: Recreational Therapy Program
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
School Website
Description: Master's in Recreation Services & Interventions (Conc. - Recreational Therapy Administration)

University of New Hampshire

Program Name: Recreation Management and Policy
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
School Website
Description: Master's in Recreation Management and Policy, Therapeutic Recreation Administration Option

State University of New York – Cortland

Program Name: Therapeutic Recreation Program
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
School Website
Description: Master's in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation concentration

Oklahoma State University

Program Name: Therapeutic Recreation Program
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate Degree
School Website
Description: Masters in Recreation Management/Therapeutic Recreation, PhD in Leisure Studies

Temple University

Program Name: Therapeutic Recreation Program
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate Degree
School Website
Description: Masters in Recreational Therapy

Clemson University

Program Name: Recreational Therapy Program
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate Degree
School Website

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Program Name: Recreation and Sport Managment
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
School Website
Description: Master's in Therapeutic Recreation

University of Utah

Program Name: Recreational Therapy
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Doctorate Degree
School Website
Description: Masters with specialization in TR

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Program Name: Rec Management & Therapeutic Rec
Degree Type(s): Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
School Website

Arizona State University

Parks and Recreation Management Program and Therapeutic Recreation Program 
Contact Name: Kathleen Andereck, Director 
411 N Central Ave Ste 550, 
Phoenix, AZ 85004-2144 
Phone: 602.496.1056 Fax: 602.496.0953 
Contact Emailkandereck@asu.edu 
School Website

California Polytechnic State University

Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration Program 
Contact Name: William Hendricks, Head 
Recreation Parks & Tourism Admin Dept, 1 Grand Avenue 
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 
Phone: 805.756.288 Fax: 805.756.7508 
Contact Emailwhendric@calpoly.edu 
School Website

California State University - Long Beach

California State University - Chico

Recreation and Parks Management Program 
Contact Name: Laura McLachlin, Professor 
Yolo 173 Dept. of Recreation, Hospitality and Parks Manageme
Chico, CA 95929-0001 
Phone: 530.898.6408 Fax: 530.898.6557 
Contact Emaillmclachlin@csuchico.edu 
School Website

California State University-Fresno

Recreation Administration & Leisure Studies Program 
Contact Name: Samuel Lankford, Department Chair 
5310 N. Campus Drive M/s PH103, 
Fresno, CA 93740-0001 
Phone: 559.278.2624
Contact Email
: slankford@csufresno.edu 
School Website

San Francisco State University

Recreation and Leisure Studies Program 
Contact Name: Erik Rosegard, Chair/Professor 
1600 Holloway Ave, 
San Francisco, CA 94132-1722 
Phone: 415.338.7529 Fax: 415.338.0543 
Contact Emailrosegard@sfsu.edu 
School Website

Georgia Southern University

Recreation and Tourism Management Program 
Contact Name: James Bigley, Professor 
PO Box 8057, 
Statesboro, GA 30460-1000 
Phone: 912.478.5601 Fax: 912.681.0276 
Contact Emailjbigley@georgiasouthern.edu 
School Website

University of Northern Iowa

Leisure, Youth and Human Services Program 
Contact Name: Joseph Wilson, 
203 WRC University Of Northern Iowa, 
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0001 
Phone: 319.273.2313 Fax: 319.273.5958 
Contact Emailjoe.wilson@uni.edu 
School Website

University of Idaho

Recreation Program 
Contact Name: Julie Son, Associate Professor 
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 3080 
Moscow, ID 83844-2401 
Phone: 208.885.7155 
Contact Emailjstaffordson@uidaho.edu 
School Website

Western Illinois University

Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration Program 
Contact Name: Daniel Yoder, Professor, Interim Chair 
400 Currens Hall, 
Macomb, IL 61455 
Phone: 309.298.1541 Fax: 309.298.2967 
Contact Emaildg-yoder@wiu.edu 
School Website

Indiana University

Recreation Program 
Contact Name: Lynn Jamieson, Professor & Interim Chair 
1025 E 7th St, 
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109 
Phone: 812.855.8676 Fax: 812.855.3998 
Contact Emaillyjamies@indiana.edu 
School Website

Springfield College

Recreation Management Program 
Contact Name: Ariel Rodriguez, 
263 Alden St, 
Springfield, MA 01109-3707 
Phone: 413.748.3272 Fax: 413.748.3685 
Contact Emailarodriguez16@springfieldcollege.edu 
School Website

Central Michigan University

Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration Program 
Contact Name: Robert Frost, Chairperson 
215 Finch, 
Mt Pleasant, MI 48859-0001 
Phone: 989.774.2502 Fax: 989.774.2161 
Contact Emailfrost1rl@cmich.edu 
School Website

University of Missouri-Columbia

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Program 
Contact Name: David Vaught, Associate Teaching Professor 
105 Anheuser-Busch Nat Res , Bldg 105c Anheuser-Busch Building 
Columbia, MO 65211-0001 
Phone: 573.882.9517 Fax: 573.882.9526 
Contact Emailvaughtdr@missouri.edu 
School Website

University of Mississippi

Park and Recreation Management Program 
Contact Name: Kim Beason, Coordinator and Professor Coordinator 
Health, Exercise Science, Rec. Mgmt., 235 Turner Center 
University, MS 38677 
Phone: 662.915.5555 
Contact Emailhpbeason@olemiss.edu 
School Website

North Carolina State University

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Program 
Contact Name: Myron Floyd, Professor 
Campus Box 8004, 
Raleigh, NC 27695-0001 
Phone: 919.513.8026 Fax: 919.515.3687 
Contact Emailmffloyd@ncsu.edu 
School Website

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Recreation and Parks Management Program 
Contact Name: Leandra Bedini, Professor 
524 Highland Avenue, 204 Ferguson Building 
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 
Phone: 336.334.5327 Fax: 336.256.1156 
Contact Emailbedini@uncg.edu 
School Website

University of New Hampshire

Recreation Management and Policy Program 
Contact Name: Nathan Trauntvein, 
108 Hewitt Hall, 
Durham, NH 03824 
Phone: 603.862.0670 Fax: 603.862.2722 
Contact Emailneh34@unh.edu 
School Website

Temple University

Sports and Recreation Management Tourism Program and Hospitality Management Program 
Contact Name: Aubrey Kent, Associate Dean 
1810 N 13th St, 361 Speakman Hall (006-68) 
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6012 
Phone: 215.204.2703 Fax: 215.204.8705 
Contact Emailaubkent@temple.edu 
School Website

Clemson University

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Program 
Contact Name: Bob Brookover, 
263 Lehotsky Hall Box 340735, 
Clemson, SC 29634-0001 
Phone: 864.656.3400 Fax: 864.656.2224 
Contact Emailbob@clemson.edu 
School Website

Middle Tennessee State University

Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Studies Program 
Contact Name: Joey Gray, Associate Professor 
HPERS Department PO Box 96, 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132-0001 
Phone: 615.904.8359 Fax: 615.898.5276 
Contact EmailJoey.Gray@mtsu.edu 
School Website

Texas A&M University

Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences Program 
Contact Name: Scott Shafer, Professor 
Dept of Recreation & Parks, 2261 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-0001 
Phone: 979.845.3837 Fax: 979.845.0446 
Contact Emailsshafer@tamu.edu 
School Website

Brigham Young University

Recreation Management Program and Therapeutic Recreation Program 
Contact Name: Neil Lundberg, Associate Professor 
W453 Tanner Building, 
Provo, UT 84602 
Phone: 801.422.8914
Contact Emailneil_lundberg@byu.edu 
School Website

Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Program 
Contact Name: Kelly Bricker, Professor/Director 
1909 E South Campus Dr. Rm 1085, 
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9307 
Phone: 801.585.6503 Fax: 801.581.4930 
Contact Emailkelly.bricker@health.utah.edu 
School Website

George Mason University

Recreation Management Program 
Contact Name: Ellen Rodgers, Associate Dean 
4400 University Drive, MS 4B4, 2300 Thompson Hall 
Manassas, VA 20110-2201 
Phone: 703.993.2034 Fax: 703.993.2082 
Contact Emailerodger1@gmu.edu 
School Website

Radford University

Recreation, Parks and Tourism Program 
Contact Name: Edward Udd, Professor and Chair 
PO Box 6963, 
Radford, VA 24142-6963 
Phone: 540.831.7720 Fax: 540.831.6487 
Contact Emaileudd@radford.edu 
School Website

Western Washington University

Recreation Program 
Contact Name: Randall Burtz, 
516 High St, MS 9067 
Bellingham, WA 98225-5946 
Phone: 360.650.7572 Fax: 360.650.7447 
Contact Emailrandall.burtz@wwu.edu 
School Website

The RTTR Club is a group of motivated and wonderful people in the RTTR major. We are working toward community involvement, professional and academic support and sponsoring fun for the WSU RTTR department! Being a member of the RTTR Club is a great way to build your resumé!

“RTTR Club is all about networking and getting to know others in your same major. It's also about learning all the job opportunities related to RTTR. In the past, we have had speakers come in and talk about their jobs, this year we want to get out there and check out some of these places hopefully and maybe try and teach you things that you will be able to use in your career! And you can meet some really cool people!” – Lindsey Orre, President

RTTR Club Current Projects and Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Resumé Nights: Review, edit and enhance your resumé with the help of professors within the department
  • Volunteer opportunities within the community
  • Guest speakers

For more information and updates, visit our Winona State University RTTR Club.

Here is the constitution and the responsibilities that come a long with being an officer. 

Officer Responsibilities (PDF)

Constitution (PDF)

 

Rachel Mikel, President

What is the most rewarding part of being the President of the RTTR Club?

I think the most rewarding part of being the president of the RTTR Club is bringing students together to enjoy recreational activities as well as promoting the RTTR major.

How has being involved in the RTTR Club affected your academic journey/plans?

Being the president of the club allows me to run all the meetings along with setting the agenda of activities that include recreational, social, and professional opportunities to all club members. This position provides me with experience in planning and implementing activities which is what I want to do in my future career.

What other WSU clubs and/or state or national level organizations are you a member of?

Dream Closet and NRPA - National Recreation and Park Association.

What is your dream job?

I would love to be a Director of Parks and Recreation.

>What are your plans post graduation?

This summer I have an Internship at Inver Grove Heights Parks and Rec. After that, I hope to go on a trip as a graduation gift to myself and then I will begin searching for a job.

Rachel Mikel

Molly Martin, Vice President

What is the most rewarding part of being the Vice President of the RTTR Club?

Being able to connect with underclassmen and share with them how awesome our department is!

How has being involved in the RTTR Club affected your academic journey/plans?

Being a part of the RTTR Club has strengthened my passion for the outdoors and the importance of being a part of an academic group.

What other WSU clubs and/or state or national level organizations are you a member of?

I am a member of Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association (MTRA).

What is your dream job?

I'd love to develop my own camp for children with disabilities and be the director and owner. My entire family is in various health professions, so of course I would have them helping me. 

What are your plans post graduation?
I'll be doing an internship somewhere during the summer and then I hope to join the Peace Corp and travel to Eastern Asia.

Molly Martin

Nicole Fabian, Treasurer

What is the most rewarding part of being the Treasurer of the RTTR Club?

The most rewarding part of being the Treasurer is being able to budget money so that everyone is able to experience our activities without paying out of pocket.

How has being involved in the RTTR Club affected your academic journey/plans?

Being involved in RTTR club has helped my future plans because it will be nice to be able to discuss this during future interviews and say that I was involved outside of my classes.

What other WSU clubs and/or state or national level organizations are you a member of?

<>I am a member of the Phi Theta Chi Sorority as the Philanthropy Chair.

 

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to be a CTRS at a Sport Facility.

What are your plans post graduation?

Post graduation I would like to work for the Disney Cruise Line and after that I plan to take the NCTRC Exam and become a CTRS.

Nicole Fabian

Seth Shanley, Past President (Spring/Fall 2017)

What is the most rewarding part of being the President of the RTTR Club?

Being able to get more people involved in our major and show that we have the best major to other majors.

How has being involved in the RTTR Club affected your academic journey/plans?

Helped me get more involved in the major and help know that I want to be in this field.

What other WSU clubs and/or state or national level organizations are you a member of?

Sigma Tau Gamma.

What is your dream job?

Working with people with disabilities and getting them involved in the outdoors.

What are your plans post graduation?

Finding a real job.

Seth Shanley
Check out our department's Facebook page for current RTTR-related volunteer opportunities!