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Faculty and Staff Profile

Brent Hawkins

Associate Professor
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Office: 269 Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864-656-0458
Email: BLHAWKI@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

PhD Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Clemson University 2013

MS Recreational Therapy Administration
East Carolina University 2009

BS Recreational Therapy
East Carolina University 2006

 Courses Taught

PRTM 2980/3980/4980: Creative Inquiry - Effects of a Recreation-based Military Family Camp on Family Functioning
PRTM 3240: Assessment and Planning in Recreational Therapy
PRTM 3270: Recreational Therapy Implementation and Evaluation-Mental Health Conditions
PRTM 4260: Trends and Issues in Recreational Therapy
PRTM 8700: Foundations and Contemporary Issues in Recreational Therapy Practice
PRTM 9300: Doctoral Residency I
PRTM 9310: Doctoral Residency II
PRTM 9320: Doctoral Residency III
PRTM 9340: Teaching Practicum
PRTM 9350: Teaching Clinical Skills in Recreational Therapy
PRTM 9360: Research Practicum


 Profile

Dr. Brent L. Hawkins is an Associate Professor in Recreational Therapy within the department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at Clemson University. Dr. Hawkins is also a certified recreational therapist. His research investigates the functional, health, and community reintegration outcomes associated with recreational therapy and rehabilitation interventions and programs for veterans and civilians with disabling health conditions. Dr. Hawkins has a history of publications and presentations regarding treatment of and programming for injured service members and veterans, as well as other areas related to recreational therapy. He also serves as the section lead for the returning veterans section of the American Journal of Recreation Therapy, was a past leader of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association’s (ATRA) Military/Veterans Affairs Treatment Network, and co-led the ATRA Higher Education Task Force. Dr. Hawkins practical experience includes working in inpatient physical rehabilitation as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and in community mental health programs.

 Research Interests

The investigation of the functional, health, and community reintegration outcomes associated with recreational therapy and rehabilitation interventions and programs for veterans and civilians with disabling health conditions.

 Research Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications (*publications with graduate students as lead author)

19. Hawkins, B.L., Townsend, J.A., Heath, S.E., & Lipton, K. (2018). The preliminary effects of a recreation-based military family camp on family functioning. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 17(3), 15-24. DOI: 10.5055/ajrt.2018.0164

18. Hawkins, B.L. & Crowe, B.M. (2018). Injured female service members’ experiences with community reintegration: A qualitative study. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 4(2), 18-27. https://doi.org/10.3138/jmvfh.2017-0020

17. *Gregory, D., Hawkins, B., & Chan, L. (2018). Functional independence 6 months to 5 years after traumatic brain injury: Opportunities for recreational therapy. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 17(1), 29-36. doi:10.5055/ajrt.2018.0152

16. Van Puymbroeck, M., Walter, A.A., Hawkins, B.L., Sharp, J., Woschkolup, K., Urrea-Mendoza, E., Revilla, F.J., & Schmid, A.A. (2018). Functional improvements in Parkinson’s Disease following a randomized trial of yoga. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Article ID 8516351, vol 2018, 1-8 doi: 10.1155/2018/8516351

15. Hawkins, B.L., Van Puymbroeck, M., Walter, A.A., Sharp, J., Woschkolup, K., Urrea-Mendoza, E., Revilla, F.J., & Schmid, A.A. (2018). Perceived activities and participation outcomes of a yoga intervention for individuals with Parkinson’s disease: A mixed methods study. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 28. doi: 10.17761/2018-00018R2

14. Townsend, J., Hawkins, B.L, Bennett, J.L., Hoffman, J., Martin, T., Sotherden, E., & Bridges, W. (2018). Preliminary long-term health outcomes associated with recreation-based health & wellness programs for injured service members. Cogent Psychology, 5(1), 1-17. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311908.2018.1444330

13. Hawkins, B.L. & Crowe, B.M. (2018). Contextual facilitators and barriers of community reintegration among injured female military veterans: A qualitative study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(2), S65-S71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2017.07.018 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003999317310225

12. *Walter, A.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., Hawkins, B.L., Woschkolup, K., Urrea-Mendoza, E., Revilla, F.J., & Schmid, A.A. (2017). Perceived benefits from informal caregivers after an 8-week yoga intervention for people with Parkinson’s disease. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 16(4), 23-29. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2017.0144

11. Van Puymbroeck, M., Schmid, A.A., Walter, A., & Hawkins, B. (2017). Improving leisure constraints in older adults with a fear of falling through hatha yoga: An acceptability and feasibility study. International Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research, 1(1), 007-013. Available at: http://www.scireslit.com/Gerontology/volume1-issue1.php

10. *Goodwin, B.J., Hawkins, B.L., Townsend, J.A., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Lewis, S. (2016). Therapeutic riding and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An application of the theory of self-efficacy. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 15(4), 41-47.

9. Hawkins, B.L., Townsend, J.A., & Garst, B.A. (2016). Nature-based recreational therapy for military service members: A strengths approach. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 50(1), 55-74.

8. *Cordle, J.L., Van Puymbroeck, M., Hawkins, B.L., & Baldwin, E. (2016). The effects of utilizing high element ropes courses as a treatment intervention on self-efficacy. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 50(1), 75-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2016-V50-I1-6439

7. Hawkins, B.L., McGuire, F.A., Linder S.M., & Britt, T.W. (2015). Understanding the contextual influences of community reintegration among injured military service members. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development. 52(5), 527-542.

6. Hawkins, B.L., McGuire, F.A., Britt, T.W., & Linder, S.M. (2015). Identifying contextual influences of community reintegration among injured servicemembers. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 52(2), 235-246.

5. Hawkins, B.L., Williams, R.S., Shores, K.A., Loy, D.P., Landry, C.E., & Barrett, J.L. (2014). Recreational therapy services with individuals recovering from spinal cord injury in inpatient rehabilitation: A cost-effectiveness analysis. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 13(3), 13-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2014.0075

4. Hawkins, B.L., Ryan, J.B., Cory, A.L, & Donaldson, M.C. (2014). Effects of equine-assisted therapy on gross motor skills of two children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A single-subject research study. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 48(2), 135-149.

3. Hawkins, B.L., Cory, A.L., McGuire, F.A., & Allen, L.R. (2012). Therapeutic recreation in education: Considerations for therapeutic recreation practitioners, school systems, and policy-makers. Journal of Disability Policy Studies 23(3), 131-139.

2. Hawkins, B.L., Stegall, J.B., Weber, M.F., & Ryan, J.B. (2012). The influence of a yoga exercise program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. International Journal of Yoga, 5(2), 151-156.

1. Hawkins, B.L., Cory, A.L., & Crowe, B.M. (2011). Effects of participation in a Paralympic military sports camp on injured service members: Implications for therapeutic recreation. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 45(4), 309-325.

Invited Journal Publications
1. Hawkins, B.L., Craig, P., & Anderson, L. (2018). Examining the educational requirements for entry-level RT/TR practice: The process and recommendations of the ATRA Higher Education Task Force. Therapeutic Recreation Journal/ATRA Annual in Therapeutic Recreation (joint issue), 52(4), 410-418. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2018-V52-I4-9164

Book Chapters
1. Townsend, J., Hawkins, B.L., & Bennett, J. (2014). Chapter 12: Military Service Members. In D. Austin, M. Crawford, B. McCormick, & M. Van Puymbroeck (Eds.) Recreational Therapy: An Introduction (4th ed.). Champaign, IL: Sagamore Publishing.

 Honors and Awards

2018 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Excellence in Education Award (awarded to Taylor Hooker, Katie Walker, Dr. Brent Hawkins, Dr. Greg Ramshaw – Sport-based Reminiscence Therapy program and research)
2018 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Presidential Citation to the Clemson University Recreational Therapy faculty for ongoing contributions to the profession
2018 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Presidential Citation for leadership in the Higher Education Task Force
2016 American Therapeutic Recreation Scholarly Achievement Award
2016 Faculty Scholar in the Clemson University School of Health Research (2016-2019)
2015 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Excellence in Education Award (awarded to the Clemson University Recreational Therapy program)
2015 Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium Ann James Award of Excellence
2014 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Partner Certificate of Recognition