Faculty and Staff

Wayne Pollock

Wayne Pollock

Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies


B.S., West Chester University
M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., Old Dominion University

Office Location: Batten 206
Phone: 757-757-455-3369
Email: wpollock@vwu.edu
Department/s: Recreation

Wayne Pollock came to Virginia Wesleyan in the fall of 2000 after working as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist in various healthcare settings. He received his B.S. from West Chester University and taught Health & Physical Education for seven years. He received his M.S. from the University of North Carolina in Recreation Administration, with a Therapeutic Recreation concentration and his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Old Dominion University. Wayne's passion for helping improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities is exemplified in his years of work as a recreational therapist working with adults with intellectual disabilities and both adolescents and adults with mental illness and substance abuse problems. At Wesleyan, Wayne teaches all courses in the recreational therapy track and core curriculum courses as needed. Current research interests involve measuring functional outcomes of individuals with dementia using a technology based intervention and promoting the ethical practice of recreational therapy.  Wayne remains professionally enaged, serving on regional and national boards of directors that work to advance recreational therapy.

Guidelines for the Ethical Practice of Recreational Therapy, A Training Manual

Sagamore- Venture Publishing, 2018


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Rec Therapy Mgmnt & Organtn;Sr Intrnshp Rec & Leisure Stu;Intrnshp Prep in Rec & Leisur;Intro to Rec & Leisure Servcs


TU:Rec Theapy Mgmnt & Organtn


Intro to Rec & Leisure Servcs;Intro to Recreational Therapy;TA:Intro to Recreational Ther;TA:Rec Therapy Analy & Assess;Intrnshp Prep in Rec & Leisur;Rec Therapy Analysis & Assess;First Year Experience;Peer Advising


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