Community and Therapeutic Recreation

School of Health and Human Sciences

Director of Therapeutic Recreation
University of Maryland, 1986

Dr. Bedini is a Professor in the Department of Community and Therapeutic Recreation. Her work focuses on therapeutic recreation services. She is NCTRC certified and licensed as an LRT with the NC Board of Recreation Therapy Licensure. She has worked as a recreation therapist with children and youth with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities in hospital, school, and community recreation settings. Her primary research interests include the relationship of leisure to the health of family caregivers and physical activity for girls/women with disabilities. She is the author of several book chapters in areas of research, diversity, and magic as a therapeutic intervention. Her research has been published in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Sciences, Leisure Studies, Journal of Leisure Research, Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, Tourism Management, Parks and Recreation, and Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration. She has been the recipient of the Professional Research Award from the National Therapeutic Recreation Society, the Scholarly Achievement Award from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, received the Centennial Leader Award from East Carolina University, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.


Links of Interest:

The Caregiver Action Network serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Leandra A. Bedini
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
205 Ferguson Bldg, 524 Highland Ave
Greensboro, NC 27412
336-334-3260(office) (email)

336-334-5327 (CTR Main Office)