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Faculty and Staff Profile

Brandi Crowe, PhD, LRT/CTRS

Assistant Professor
Recreational Therapy

Office: 278 Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864.656.2184

 Educational Background

PhD Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Clemson University 2013

MS Recreation
SUNY Cortland 2010

BS Leisure Studies
University of South Alabama 2005

 Courses Taught

PRTM 2600 Foundations of Recreational Therapy Practice
PRTM 4220 Management in Recreational Therapy Services
PRTM 8370 Advanced Theory & Application in Recreational Therapy
PRTM 8710 Applied Research Methods in Recreational Therapy
PRTM 8720 Advanced Facilitation Techniques in Recreational Therapy
PRTM 9300 Doctoral Residency 1
PRTM 9310 Doctoral Residency 2
PRTM 9320 Doctoral Residency 3
PRTM 9360 Recreational Therapy Research Practicum

 Research Interests

Stress/coping processes, the role of leisure within stress/coping processes, complementary and integrative health, chronic health conditions, and adaptive sports.

 Research Publications

Pering, C.H., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., & Schmid, A.A. (2019). The influence of yoga on traumatic brain injury related to sleep and mood. Open Access Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 1(4). DOI: 10.32474/OAJCAM.2019.01.000120

Water, A.A., Adams, E.V., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., Urrea-Mendoza, E., Hawkins, B.L., Sharp, J., Woschkolup, K., Revilla, F.J., & Schmid, A.A. (2019). Changes in non-motor symptoms following an 8-week yoga intervention for people with Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. doi: 10.17761/2019-00025

Crowe, B.M., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2019). Enhancing problem- and emotion-focused coping in menopausal women through yoga. International Journal of Yoga Therapy.

Strong, J.D., Crowe, B.M., & Bolton, K. (2019). Gendered: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis of female service members at war. Military Behavioral Health, 7(2), 151-160. DOI: 10.1080/21635781.2018.1526146

Hawkins, B.L., & Crowe, B.M. (2018). Injured female veterans' experiences with community reintegration: A qualitative study. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 4(2), 18-27.

Hawkins, B.L., & Crowe, B.M. (2018). Contextual facilitators and barriers of community reintegration among injured female veterans: A qualitative study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(2 Suppl 1), S65-71.

Grieshaber, A., Johnson, D.E., & Crowe, B.M. (2017). Returning to golf after a cerebrovascular accident in collaboration with a PGA golf pro and a recreation therapist. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 16(3), 37-47.

Strong, J.D., Crowe, B.M., & Lawson, S. (2017). Female veterans: Navigating two identities. Clinical Social Work Journal, 46(2), 92-99.

Crowe, B.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Schmid, A.A. (2016). Yoga as coping: A conceptual framework for meaningful participation in yoga. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 26(1), 123-129.

Crowe, B.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., Linder, S.M., McGuire, F.A. & Watt, P.J. (2015). The effects of yoga participation on women's quality of life and symptom management during the menopausal transition. Women's Health Care International, 36(10), 1124-1142.

Hawkins, B., Cory, 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.