Gretchen Snethen is an assistant professor in the Therapeutic Recreation program within the department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Her professional experience consists of direct and managerial work with youth and adults with mental illness. Gretchen has also been involved with multiple research projects that aim to understand the relationship of symptoms, community participation, and physical activity in adults with schizophrenia, as well as understanding the community-based barriers that may prevent community participation. Additionally, her research and professional experience uses recreation as a facilitator for increased functioning and independent community participation. Gretchen remains connected to the recreational therapy profession and strives to help connect practitioners to research. This is evident in her written publications, professional presentations, as well as her involvement as a co-team leader for the American Therapeutic Recreation Association Research Team.
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)