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Beth VanDerveer

Associate Professor, Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
Recreation Sport Pedagogy
McCracken Hall 202J

Dr. Beth VanDerveer holds the B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation from Indiana University, the M.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Idaho, and the Ph.D. in Recreation Administration with a Government minor from Texas Womans University. Dr. VanDerveer teaches courses focusing on recreation leadership and administration, recreation for individuals with special needs, and principles of aging and physical activity. Her scholarly engagement activities involve 55+/Road Scholar educational adventure programs in lifelong learning. She also served as Coordinator for the interdisciplinary Gerontology Certificate Programs for over 10 years. Her major research interests embrace quality-of-life studies and rural aging with a focus on the elderly, physical activity, and recreation.