MELISSA L ZAHL, PhD, MTRS, CTRS portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Associate Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
801-213-1133

Current Courses

Fall 2022

  • RECTH 4320-001
    Rec Ther & Physical Med
    Location: HPEB 338A (HPEB 338A)
  • RECTH 6900-002
    Prac.-Proj. Development
  • RHSCI 7500-016
    Rehab Science Seminar
  • RHSCI 7970-018
    Dissertation Credits

Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Professional Organizations

  • Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP). 09/2019 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. 10/2018 - 10/2019. Position : Member.
  • American Therapuetic Recreation Association. 09/2018 - present. Position : Member.
  • Utah Recreation Therapy Association. 09/2018 - present. Position : Member.

Teaching Philosophy

As an instructor, I strive to enhance my courses as well as myself as an instructor. I try to focus on teaching mastery as well as preparing students to be a recreational therapy (RT) professionals. Therefore, I am looking for new, different, or innovative ways to engage all students as practicing to be professionals. Moreover, my main goal is to develop pedagogical experiences that are clinically relevant and advances clinical practice within recreational therapy. Since the majority of students will be entering the workforce as a recreational therapist, it was important that courses reflect being a practicing professional.