Jessie Bennett, PhD

Jessie Bennett, PhD, CTRS/L is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation Management and Policy at the University of New Hampshire. She received her B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Green Mountain College, her M.S. in Youth and Family Recreation from Brigham Young University, and her Ph.D. in Leisure Behavior from Indiana University. After completing her B.S., she worked as a recreational therapist (RT) for a residential rehabilitation center for children with developmental disabilities. During her M.S. and PhD., she worked as a RT with military service members with combat-related disabilities and their families. She has extensive clinical training as an RT, with most of her career working as an RT in adaptive sports programs for Veterans with disabilities. Employing primarily mixed methodologies, her research is focused on examining the outcomes of RT programs for Veterans with physical and psychological disabilities. She has worked with Northeast Passage to collect data on the outcomes of the PATH™ model.


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