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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: 757-455-3369
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.

This represents a sample of recent courses taught by this professor. For the most current course information, consult WebAdvisor "Search for Courses".


REC313*01 Rec Therapy Mgmnt & Organtn

REC409*02 Sr Intrnshp Rec & Leisure Stu

REC309*01 Intrnshp Prep in Rec & Leisur

REC101*03 Intro to Rec & Leisure Servcs


REC313*01 TU:Rec Theapy Mgmnt & Organtn


REC101*02 Intro to Rec & Leisure Servcs

REC212*01 Intro to Recreational Therapy

REC305*08 TA:Intro to Recreational Ther

REC305*09 TA:Rec Therapy Analy & Assess

REC309*02 Intrnshp Prep in Rec & Leisur


REC219*01 Disability in the Media