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  • I am an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Recreation Management and Policy.

    I am a nationally certified and New Hampshire licensed recreation therapist (CTRS/L). Prior to my faculty appointment at University of New Hampshire (UNH), I was an RT clinician in a variety of settings, including a physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital, a specialty rehabilitation hospital in spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), and community-based healthcare settings that provide RT, health promotion, adapted sports, and life skills development for a variety of disability populations.

    Extensive clinical training in Recreation Therapy (RT), adaptive sports, and recreation provide the foundation for my research, which broadly focuses on: 1) the impact of RT interventions on health and wellness outcomes for individuals with disabilities; and 2) ways in which service-learning and fieldwork pedagogy influence academic learning and cognitive growth among students in allied health professional preparation programs.

    I teach courses and advise students within the undergraduate and graduate curricula.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Examining the Educational Requirements for Entry-Level RT/TR Practice The Process and Recommendations of the ATRA Higher Education Task ForceTherapeutic Recreation Journal.  52:410-418. 2018
    2018 Through the Lens of a Camera Exploring the Meaning of Competitive Sport Participation Among Youth Athletes with DisabilitiesTherapeutic Recreation Journal.  52:95-125. 2018
    2013 Moral judgement changes among undergraduates in a capstone internship experienceJournal of Moral Education.  42:43-70. 2013
    2013 Promoting Access, Transition, and Health: A Community-Based Approach to Managing Chronic Health ConditionsATRA Annual.  21:45-62. 2013
    2011 The PATH-way home: Promoting access, transition, and health for veterans with disabilities.Therapeutic Recreation Journal.  45:268-285. 2011
    1999 Project PATH: A Health Promoting Intervention for People with Spinal Cord InjuriesAnnual in Therapeutic Recreation.  8:33-42. 1999
    The PATH to active living: Promoting Access, Transition, and Health for rural veterans in the home/community environment.American Journal of Health Promotion

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2017 Significant camp experiences from youth with diverse psychosocial identity statuses 2017
    Community-based recreational therapy for Veterans with disabilities: Impacts on functioning and quality of life.
    “I Am…” Priming the pump for adolescent identity development.Coalition for Education in the Outdoors Book of Briefs.

    Teaching Activities

  • IndStdy/UNH Sports Inclusion Taught course 2018 - 2019
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Internship Taught course 2018
  • Taking Dis out of Disability Taught course 2018
  • Graduate Field Practicum Taught course 2018
  • Internship Taught course 2018
  • Taking Dis out of Disability Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Internship Taught course 2017
  • Therap Rec Rehab Princpl & Int Taught course 2017
  • Independent Study Taught course 2017
  • Taking Dis out of Disability Taught course 2017
  • Taking Dis out of Disability Taught course 2016
  • Ther Rec Methods in Rehab Taught course 2016
  • Therap Rec Rehab Princpl & Int Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Taking Dis out of Disability Taught course 2015
  • Ther Comm Tech in TR Taught course 2015
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Senior Honors Project Taught course 2015
  • Therap Rec Rehab Princpl & Int Taught course 2015
  • Therap Rec Rehab Princpl & Int Taught course 2015
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Taking Dis out of Disability Taught course 2014
  • Ther Comm Tech in TR Taught course 2014
  • Graduate Internship Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Internship Taught course 2014
  • Internship Taught course 2014
  • Internship Taught course 2014
  • Rec Mgt & Policy Practicum Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Health & Human Services, University of Scranton
  • M.Ed. Sport Management & Leisure Studies Therapeutic Recreation Concentration, Temple University
  • Ph.D. Education with a Cognate in College Teaching, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • Patricia Craig
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Recreation Management and Policy

    Room 101 Hewitt Hall, 4 Library Way

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States