Gretchen SnethenPhD, CTRS
Dr. Gretchen Snethen is the assistant director for the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities and an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Dr. Snethen obtained her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Kansas, her master’s degree in recreational therapy administration from East Carolina University, and her Ph.D. in leisure behavior from Indiana University. Dr. Snethen has professional experience working as a recreational therapist in both child and adult mental health settings
Her research interests focus on understanding the relationship between environmental factors and physical activity as well as using community-based recreation and leisure activities to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with psychiatric disabilities.