Master Lecturer
Department of Human Movement Sciences

Betsy Kennedy

1006b Student Recreation Ctr
Norfolk, 23529

M.Ed. in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Temple University, (1987)

B.S. in Health and Physical Education, West Chester University, (1985)

Professional CTRS
Sponsoring Organization: National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
Date Obtained: 1986-01-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Haegele, J. "Adaptive Sports Grant" $23137.00. Private. February, 2017 - ,
Kennedy, B. "Critical Issues in Health Education" $29952. . September, 1996 - September, 1997
Kennedy, B. "School Health Programs to Prevent HIV Infection" $11641. . September, 1996 - September, 1997

Expertise

Inclusion
Disabilities
Adaptive Recreation
Adaptive Sports

Presentations

(February , 2019). Politics in the Workplace; Managing Down and Up to Stay Sane Lecture Virginia Recreation & Park Association Management Conference Suffolk VA.
Kennedy, B. (October 12, 2017). Internship Professional Behavior Therapeutic Recreation Student Workshop Farmville, VA.
Kennedy, B. (March , 2016). TR Survival Guide to Workplace Politics Oral Presentation Virginia State Therapeutic Recreation Association Management Workshop Williamsburg.
Goff, J. (November 9, 2015). Creating Tomorrow's Leaders; Generation Y and Z Virginia Recreation and Park Society Virginia Beach, VA.
Collins, T. (September , 2015). Facilitating Group Activities Using a TR Toolkit American Therapeutic Recreation Association National Conference Albuquerque, NM.
(May , 2015). Facilitating Group Activities Using a TR Toolkit Oral Presentation VASTRA Interventions Conference Farmville, VA.
(March , 2015). Bullet Proof Your Job Oral Presentation ATRA Mid-Year Conference .
Eddie, H. (February , 2015). Motivating and Engaging Staff VRPS Management Conference Suffolk, VA.
(July , 2014). Asperger's Syndrome & the Role of RT ATRA Webinar .
(February , 2014). Recreational Therapy State Licensure in Virginia VASTRA State Workshop .
(October , 2013). Asperger's Syndrome American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference Pittsburgh, PA.
(October , 2013). Evidence Based Practice in Recreational Therapy VASTRA State Workshop Farmville, VA.
Hill, E. L. (October , 2013). The Essentials of Motivation: Engaging Staff During Changing Economic Times VRPS Annual Conference .
(May , 2013). Recreational Therapy State Licensure: What Will It Take? Mid-Eastern Symposium on Therapeutic recreation Richmond, VA.
Kennedy, B. (November 2, 2012). Workshop:m Got Personality? Appreciating Individual Differences & Promoting Team Cohesiveness VASTRA Workshop Richmond, VA.
(October 14, 2012). Preparing New Recreational Therapy Professional: Future Challenges American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference Phoenix AZ.
(October 28, 2011). Building a State TR Professional Organization in Virginia Therapeutic Recreation Showcase Farmville, VA.
(October 28, 2011). Therapeutic Recreation Practice Issues in Virginia Therapeutic Recreation Showcase Farmville, VA.
(September , 2011). Preparing New TR Professionals: Future Challenges VIrginia Recreation & Park Society Annual Conference Norfolk, VA.
(May , 2011). Bulletproff Your Job in TR Mid-Eastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation Ocean City , MD.
(May , 2011). What's Next? TR Practice Issues While Looking to the Future Mid-Eastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation Ocean City, MD.
(January 7, 2011). Career Building Outdoor Adventure Program Winter Retreat Virginia Beach, VA.
(September , 2010). Aspergers Syndrome: The Role of Therapeutic Recreation VRPS Annual Conference Hampton, VA.
Kennedy, B. (September , 2010). Opening Address: Finding Common Ground in Campus Recreation VRSA State Conference Virginia Beach, VA.
Kennedy, B. S. (May , 2010). Workplace Politics: Working with Professinal Colleagues and Management Mid-Eastern Therapeutic Recreation Symposium Richmond, VA.
Kennedy, B. S.. (April , 2010). Endnote- What's Next? Recreatinal Therapy Practice Issues While Looking to the Future Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium MMyrtle Beach, SC.
Kennedy, B. (April , 2009). Workplace Politics: Working with Professional Colleagues and Management Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium Myrtle Beach, SC.
Kennedy, B. (March , 2008). Back to the Future in TR: Keynot Address Michigan Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Kennedy, B. (October , 2007). 25 Years of Therapeutic Recreation: Endnote Address Therapeutic Recreation Conference Farmville, VA.
Kennedy, B. (September , 2007). Asperger Syndrome: The Role of Recreational Therapy ATRA Annual Conference Milwaukee, WI.
Kennedy, B. (November , 2006). The Therapeutic Recreation Advisory Board: What is it? Virginia Recreation and Parks Society Annual Conference Virginia Beach, VA.
Kennedy, B. (July , 2006). 25 Years of Therapeutic Recration: Back to the Future: Keynote Address Southeast Therapeutic Recreation Symposium Wilmington, NC.
Kennedy, B. (June , 2006). Failure to Thrive Syndrome in Long Term Care: Role of Recreation Therapy American therapeutic Recreation Association 2006 Teleconference Series Focus on Geriatrics .
Kennedy, B. (September , 2005). Professional Development Through Certification Virginia Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference Virginia Beach, VA.
Kennedy, B. (September , 2005). Recreation Therapy versus Activities and the MDS 3.0 Virginia Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference Virginia Beach, VA.
Kennedy, B. (May , 2005). Failure to Thrive Syndrome in Long Term Care: The Role of Recreational Therapy 2005 Mid-Eastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation Ocean City, MD.
Kennedy, B. (May , 2004). The Basic ABC’s of Survey Development 2004 Mid-Eastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation Williamsburg, VA.
Ridinger, L. L. (May , 2004). The basic ABC’s of survey development Mid-Eastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation Williamsburg, VA.
Kennedy, B. (May , 2004). Working with Higher Management Mid-Eastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation Williamsburg, VA.
Kennedy, B. (September , 2003). Higher Education Institute: Best Practice 2003 American therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference Atlanta, GA.
Kennedy, B. (May , 2003). The A to Z of Professional Development in Therapeutic Recreation 2003 Mid-Eastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation Philadelphia, PA.
Kennedy, B. (September , 2002). Higher Education Institute 2002 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference Keystone, Co.
Kennedy, B. (September , 2002). When is the Student Ready for a Therapeutic Recreation Internship? 2002 American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference Keystone, CO.
Kennedy, B. (September , 2002). “Writing for Learning American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference, Educator Institute Cincinnati, OH.
Kennedy, B. (February , 2002). Therapeutic Recreation Internship Workshop Norfolk, VA.
Kennedy, B. (December , 2001). Employment Trends in Therapeutic Recreation 2001 Virginia Recreation and Park Society Annual Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Kennedy, B. (May , 2001). Beyond Activities: Implementing the Therapeutic Recreation Process in the Long Term Care Setting 2001 Mid-Eastern Therapeutic Recreation Symposium Williamsburg, VA.
  • 2016: Shining Star Award, ODU Student Engagement & Enrollment Services
  • 2015: John R. Broderick Diversity Award,
  • 2014: University Distinguished Teacher Award,
  • 2011: Shining Star Award, ODU Division of Student Affairs
  • 2010: Darden College of Education Teaching Innovation and Excellence Award,
  • 2010: Shining Star Award, ODU Division of Student Affairs
  • 2009: Ann James Outstanding Presentation Award, Southeast Recreation Therapy Symposium
  • 2008: 2008 YMCA Service To Youth Award, YMCA of South Hampton Roads
  • 2007: Award of Recognition for Excellence in Leadership and Distinguished Service, National Council for Therapeutic Recreation
  • 2005: Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Disability Services, Old Dominion University
  • 2004: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,
  • 2003: Darden College of Education Service Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2002: Certificate of Recognition Award, American Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • 2002: Distinguished Service and Leadership Award, National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
  • 1995: Distinguished Service Award, Virginia Recreation and Park Society Therapeutic Recreation Section
  • 1995: Presidential Certificate, Virginia Recreation and Park Society