Departmental Research

This degree is offered by the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in Temple’s College of Public Health. Recreational Therapy students are encouraged to participate in research as an activity that refines their clinical skills and promotes an interest in pursuing graduate studies. Students who are interested in research are encouraged to discuss potential opportunities with faculty researchers. Faculty research emphases in the department include

  • health promotion and rehabilitation,
  • measurement in rehabilitation sciences,
  • adult mental health,
  • inclusion of individuals with psychiatric disabilities,
  • advanced sport and inclusive recreation,
  • behavioral health,
  • evidence-based practice,
  • geriatrics, and
  • pediatrics.

The department’s research centers and labs include the

Learn more about research in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

Research in Temple’s College of Public Health

The College of Public Health is one of the most research-active colleges at Temple University. Research at the college is multidisciplinary and spans both discovery and translation.

Temple is an R1 institution of “highest research activity” as designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4% of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and by using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.