Dr. Laura Covert is a recreation and therapeutic recreation professor. Prior to joining the Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Department at PSU, Dr. Covert spent five and a half years living in Omaha, NE. While in Omaha, she worked as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, and wellness coordinator at various wellness centers and retirement communities specializing in older adults and special populations.
Dr. Covert holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy and Corporate Recreation and Wellness, a Master of Science Degree in Recreation with an emphasis in Recreation Therapy from Northwest Missouri State University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Gerontology from University of Nebraska Omaha.
Advise undergraduate Recreation students
Instructs Recreation courses
Therapeutic Recreation Club Sponsor
Adult Development and Health
Recreation Methods and Leadership
Survey of Research Techniques in Recreation
Interventions in Therapeutic Recreation
Assessment and Documentation in Therapeutic Recreation
Theory of Therapeutic Recreation Program Service and Development
Trends and Issues in Therapeutic Recreation
Recreation Program Design and Leadership
Physical activity in older adults
Healthy lifestyles of older adults