Many issues and trends affect the creation, delivery, and evaluation of therapeutic recreation programs in U.S. postsecondary institutions. This article aims to examine selected, relevant data that underpin the specific trends of financing and costs, massification and privatization, and access and equity. These trends can assist educators and the therapeutic recreation profession with forecasting enrollment, recruitment, and retention of students pursuing therapeutic recreation at all academic levels. Moreover, these trends may allow therapeutic recreation educators to identify innovative teaching practices that may assist in reaching a more diverse therapeutic recreation student.
Author Norma J. Stumbo, Melissa L. Zahl, Shane Pegg
Volume Vol 47, No 3 (2013)