Community and Therapeutic Recreation

Leandra Bedini, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS

Leandra A. Bedini, Ph.D., CTRS Therapeutic Recreation
Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation University of North Carolina at Greensboro
205 Ferguson Bldg, 524 Highland Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27402
(336) 334-3260 (office)
336) 256-1156 (fax)

Curriculum Vita

Dr. Bedini is a Professor and Director of Graduate Study in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her work focuses on therapeutic and special recreation services. She is NCTRC certified and has worked as a recreation therapist with children and youth with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities in hospital, school, and community recreation settings. She is the author of several book chapters and her research has been published in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Sciences, Leisure Studies, SCHOLE: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Tourism Management, Parks and Recreation, and Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration. She was recognized in North Carolina as Outstanding Educator in Therapeutic Recreation. She has also been the recipient of the Professional Research Award from the National Therapeutic Recreation Society and the Scholarly Achievement Award from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.

Dr. Bedini' research interests include the leisure caregivers of older adults, attitudes toward people with disabilities, and women with disabilities.

News & Events

Graduation Info

Advising for Summer and Fall 2014

CTR Club Officer Candidates
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Jennifer Pegram, winner of the Southeast Recreation Therapy Symposium Scholarship
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Lee Parfitt, winner of the Academy of Leisure Sciences Future Scholars
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Peggy Harris, winner of the NCRPS Fletcher Graduate Scholarship
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CTR Students Graduating in Dec 2013 With Honors
Kayla Cook-Summa Cum Laude
Sarah McPherson-Summa Cum Laude
Jocelyn Moon-Summa Cum Laude
Devyn Ziegler-Summa Cum Laude
Sage Rubenstein-Magna Cum Laude
Hannah Tyler-Magna Cum Laude
Denise Blanchfield-Cum Laude
Chelsea Boccardo-Cum Laude
Lauren Brady-Cum Laude
Andrea Redden-Cum Laude
Chelsea Tysinger-Cum Laude

Please join us Summer 2014 in the online course CTR 102-Creating a Meaningful Life a syllabus

Study finds 3rd lowest unemployment rate among recent graduates with recreation related degrees the full report