STEVEN A. BELL, PhD portrait
  • Associate Professor (Lecturer), Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Assistant Professor (Lecturer), Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Department of Health, Kinesiology and , Health-Kinesiology

Current Courses

Spring 2023

  • RECTH 4310-001
    Rec Ther & Older Adults
    Location: GC 4700 (GC 4700)
  • RECTH 4330-001
    Rec Ther Mental Health
    Location: HPEB 338B (HPEB 338B)

Fall 2022

Summer 2022

Professional Organizations

  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association. 07/01/2020 - 06/21/2021. Position : Member.
  • Utah Recreational Therapy Association. 03/25/2020 - 03/15/2021. Position : Member.
  • Recreational Therapy Student Association (RTSA). 01/01/2020 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association. 07/01/2019 - 06/21/2020. Position : Member.
  • Utah Recreational Therapy Association. 03/25/2019 - 03/02/2020. Position : Member.
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association. 07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019. Position : Member.
  • Utah Recreation Therapy Association. 03/28/2018 - 03/28/2019. Position : Member.
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association. 09/27/1996 - 01/29/2016. Position : Member.
  • Utah Recreational Therapy Association . 01/02/1989 - 01/29/2016. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

Teaching Philosophy
Steven A. Bell, Ph.D.
Being an educator holds the highest responsibility of all professions in making a difference in this world. Education is important because of the intrinsic and extrinsic qualities that it holds. In the most basic sense it is through education that we gain knowledge. Intrinsically, knowledge gained through education can never be taken away. To have a sense of self and understand one’s position in his or her existence is knowledge for a lifetime. Extrinsically, knowledge makes the world go around, for without knowledge we would not enjoy the technological advances of the modern day. It is from the use of our knowledge that we travel great distances with relative ease. It is with knowledge that we consume foods that are nourishing, enjoyable, and healthy. It is through the advancement of knowledge that I can formulate these thoughts and send them around the world in a matter of minutes. The many forms and advantages of knowledge have been advanced