Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies

Publications & Presentations

In accordance with our research mission, the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies will provide access to presentations by our faculty.  These presentations are from various lectures or talks by faculty at local, national, and international conferences and symposia.

Presentations

Utilizing Learning Analytics: Exploring the Success of Student Course Achievement on Graduation
Jared Allsop, M.S., CTRS and Rasul Mowatt PhD
Presented at the 2016 Academy of Leisure Sciences Teaching Institute, Greenville, NC, Feb. 26, 2016

I Want an Intern! What Do I Do? - How to Create an NCTRC-Aligned RT Internship Program at Your Agency
Jared Allsop, M.S., CTRS
Presented at the 2015 RTI Annual Conference, Terra Haute, IN, Oct. 30, 2015

Assessing the Social Effects of Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camp for Adolescents with Chronic Illness
Jared Allsop, M.S., CTRS
Presented at the 2014 RTI Annual Conference, Nashville, IN, Nov. 14, 2014

Why Fun is Good for You: Positive Emotion as a Recreational Therapy Outcome
Bryan P. McCormick, Ph.D., FALS, CTRS and Jared Alsop, M.S., CTRS
Presented at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, Sep. 15, 2014

Positioning Parks and Recreation in Public Health
Bryan P. McCormick, Ph.D., FALS, and Rasul Mowatt, Ph.D.
Presented at the Great Lakes Park Training Institute, Angola, IN, Feb. 24, 2014

The Role of Physical and Social Activation in Cognitive Function
Bryan P. McCormick, Ph.D., CTRS
Presented at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 1, 2013

The Dynamic Association between Healthy Leisure and Substance Use in South African Adolescents
Elizabeth H. Weybright, Ph.D., CTRS
Presented at the National Recreation and Park Association's Leisure Research Symposium, Houston, TX, Oct. 9, 2013

Patterns of Use and Physical Activity Levels at an Indoor Waterpark
William R. Ramos, Ph.D.
Poster presented at the 2013 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition, Las Vegas, NV, Mar. 5, 2013.

An Assessment of Proximity of Fitness Facilities and Equipment and Actual Perceived Usage by Undergraduate University Students 
Rebecca Allen, M.S., Craig M. Ross, Re.D., and Jill R. Sturts, M.Ed.
Poster presented at the 2013 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition, Las Vegas, NV, Mar. 5, 2013.

Using Professional Feedback to Enhance Recreational Sport Curriculum
Jill R. Sturts, M.Ed., Sarah J. Young, Ph.D., William R. Ramos, Ph.D., and Craig M. Ross, Re.D.
Poster presented at the 2013 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition, Las Vegas, NV, Mar. 5, 2013.

Understanding Millennials in the Workforce While Preparing for the Second Wave
Sarah J. Young, Ph.D., Craig M. Ross, Re.D., and Jill R. Sturts, M.Ed.
Presented at the Indiana Park and Recreation Association Conference, Bloomington, IN, Jan. 17, 2013.