College of Health and Human Services

recreation therapy/NYSP

kucharewski Ruthie Kucharewski, PhD, CTRS
Director, Recreation Therapy Program
Director, National Youth Sports Program
Chair
School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact Information

Office: HH 2503B
Mail Stop 119
Phone: 419.530.2762
Fax:     419.530.2477
r.kucharewski@utoledo.edu

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Bio
Dr. Kucharewski’s research interests include recreation programming for persons with disabilities, assessment, youth programming, accreditation and standards of practice.  She has received grant money in excess of $1 million, is well known and published in professional recreation and recreation journals, is a member of three editorial boards and has presented over 100 times at professional conferences. She has served on numerous boards affiliated with recreation and recreation therapy; as well as serving as President of the Ohio Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She currently serves as OAHPERD'S Vice President of Recreation and Leisure Division; serves as a member on the Neighborhood Properties, Inc. Board and on the National Recreation and Park Association Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions. She is a site visitor for the Council on the Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education. In addition, is the Administrator of the University of Toledo National Youth Sports Program; an educational and recreational summer program for income eligible children aged 10-16. 

Last Updated: 7/25/17