Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Jasmine N. Townsend
Marieke Van Puymbroeck Chancellor
Chelsea D. Sinclair
Research in numerous disciplines describe the use of equine-assisted services (EAS) in treating the symptoms and improving the quality of life of individuals with emotional, mental, physical, and/or intellectual disabilities. However, the research on EAS in regard to recreational therapy practice and the function of the CTRS is limited. This study used a multi-method survey to examine the CTRSs’ specific role in the provision of EAS and the current state of equine services in recreational therapy practice. Results of this study may be used to help recreational therapists understand the current state within the field, their role in providing EAS, and to increase the research and literature regarding the provision of equine services in the field of recreational therapy.
Woods, Kaylin Ashley, "Equine-Assisted Services: Current State and the Role of Recreational Therapy" (2021). All Theses. 3554.