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Faculty Scholar Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT

Professor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Recreational Therapy Coordinator
College of Health, Education and Human Development

Contact: 864-656-1198 or

Who is Dr. Van Puymbroeck?

Marieke Van Puymbroeck is an associate professor and coordinator of the recreational therapy program at Clemson University. She has served two years as president of the National Academy of Recreational Therapists. She is also an associate editor of the Journal of Leisure Research, the American Journal of Recreation Therapy and the Therapeutic Recreation Journal.

For more information, see her Department Profile.

How Dr. Van Puymbroeck’s research is transforming health care

Marieke’s research focuses on yoga as a therapeutic intervention for individuals with chronic disease and disability, including individuals with chronic stroke, breast cancer survivors, and older adults with a fear of falling. She is currently working on a project with partners at the Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital focusing on yoga for people with Parkinson’s disease.

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Disabilities, Neurological Impairments, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Intervention Research, Rehabilitation