Project Title

Benefits of Therapeutic Recreation in an Adapted Sports Setting

Presenter Hometown

Lexington

Major

Therapeutic Recreation

Department

Recreation and Park Administration

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Dr. Michelle Gerken

Mentor Department

Recreation and Park Administration

Abstract

This study reviews the research of the benefits of therapeutic recreation in an adaptive sports setting by comparing the participant's quality of life before and after a series of adaptive sports outings. The researcher investigated the effectiveness of therapeutic recreation sessions during adapted sports. Throughout this study, statistical evidence supported that participants had an overall improved quality of life and psychological health. Using this information, it can be assumed that adapted recreation improves the quality of life and benefits participants in a therapeutic recreation setting.

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Benefits of Therapeutic Recreation in an Adapted Sports Setting

This study reviews the research of the benefits of therapeutic recreation in an adaptive sports setting by comparing the participant's quality of life before and after a series of adaptive sports outings. The researcher investigated the effectiveness of therapeutic recreation sessions during adapted sports. Throughout this study, statistical evidence supported that participants had an overall improved quality of life and psychological health. Using this information, it can be assumed that adapted recreation improves the quality of life and benefits participants in a therapeutic recreation setting.