Heather J. Burket

Instructor
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Office
Temple University: Dept of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Biography

Heather is a dually certified Therapeutic Recreation and Child Life Specialist who has worked in the field of Pediatric Therapeutic Recreation and Child Life for over 8 years. Heather has been employed in a variety of Pediatric service domains including Medical Daycare, Step-down Intensive Care, Acute Rehabilitation, and Behavioral Health. She has had exposure to multiple acute care service arenas including but not limited to oncology, neurology, ICU, emergency care, and outpatient clinic services. Heather is a Past-President for the New Jersey Eastern Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Association, has served as an NCTRC exam item writer, is the Delaware state representative on the Joint Taskforce for the exploration of Recreational Therapy licensure, is a past Peg-Connelly Scholarship Recipient of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, and currently serves as a member of the Peg Connelly Scholarship Application Review Committee. She has additionally had training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

RCTH 2104

Recreational Therapy Modalities

Undergraduate

RCTH 3185

Internship I in Recreational Therapy

Undergraduate

RCTH 4196

Recreational Therapy Clinical Procedures

Undergraduate

RCTH 4213

Recreational Therapy and Pediatric Healthcare

Undergraduate

RCTH 5212

Play and Pediatric Development

Graduate

RCTH 5214

Child Life Interventions

Graduate