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Bryan McCormick

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

1700 N. Broad Street
Suite 301C
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Bryan McCormick is a professor in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Public Health at Temple University. Dr. McCormick is a past president of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association and is a fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences and the National Academy of Recreational Therapists. He is the author or co-author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications, more than 40 published research abstracts, 3 books and 15 book chapters. Dr. McCormick’s work has been published in journals such as Journal of Leisure Research, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Therapeutic Recreation Journal, and Schizophrenia Research. Working with co-investigators and graduate students, his group has successfully used a variety of data collection and data analysis techniques to capture the everyday experience of adults with severe mental illness. His current work is focused on translating basic findings on everyday life activities into field-based interventions to improve social functioning and community participation among adults with schizophrenia. He is a two-time recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research and lectures in psychiatric services in Serbia (2010) and Bosnia (2017). Dr. McCormick has provided trainings in the US and internationally on the use of recreation as a form of psychosocial intervention in psychiatric rehabilitation. His teaching includes both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of recreational therapy, social psychology and social science research methods. 


  • PhD, Parks Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University
  • MS, Recreation and Parks; Emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, The Pennsylvania State University
  • BS, Recreation and Parks; Emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, The Pennsylvania State University