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Faculty and Staff Profile

Brandi Crowe, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS

Assistant Professor
Recreational Therapy

Office: 276C Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864.656.3771

 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 8720 Advanced Facilitation Techniques in Recreational Therapy
PRTM 9300 Doctoral Residency 1
PRTM 9310 Doctoral Residency 2

 Research Interests

The role of leisure within stress and coping processes, the use of complementary and alternative medicine as treatment for individuals with disabling conditions, and adaptive sports.

 Research Publications

Hawkins, B.L., & Crowe, B.M. (2017). Contextual facilitators and barriers of community reintegration among injured female veterans: A qualitative study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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

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.