College of Health and Human Services

Recreation/Recreation Therapy/NYSP

kucharewski Ruthie Kucharewski, PhD, CTRS
Director, Recreation Therapy Program
Director, National Youth Sports Program

Contact Information

Office: HH 2012
Mail Stop 119
Phone: 419.530.2762
Fax:     419.530.2477

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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 therapy 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 served as President of the Ohio Association for Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She currently serves as one of OAHPERD'S Trustees; serves as a member on the Neighborhood Properties, Inc. Board and she is also 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 Recreation Therapy Education. In addition, she is the Administrator of the University of Toledo's National Youth Sports Program; an award winning, educational and recreational summer program for income eligible children aged 9-16. 

Last Updated: 8/22/19