Rhonda Nelson portrait
  • Program Director, Recreational Therapy
  • Assistant Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies

Professional Service

  • Entity: Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE) Chair. 2019 - present
  • Entity: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Commissioner. 2019 - present
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association. Associate Editor: Annual in Therapeutic Recreation. 2019 - 2019
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association. Role: Associate Editor. Annual in Therapeutic Recreation. 2018 - 2018
  • Role: Educator Representative. Entity: Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE) Board of Directors. 2018 - 2018
  • Entity: Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE) Treasurer. 2018 - 2018
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association. Role: Member. Higher Education Committee. 2016 - 2017
  • Entity: Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE) Treasurer. 2016 - 2019
  • Entity: Committee on Accreditation of Recreational Therapy Education (CARTE) Board of Directors: Educator Representative. 2016 - present

Internal Service

  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) Committee. Member, 2021 - 2021. service.
  • Recreational Therapy Research and Training Lab. Director, 2021 - 2021. service.
  • Recreational Therapy Program Advisory Committee. Chair, 2021 - 2021. service.
  • Recreational Therapy Program Director. 2021 - 2021. service.
  • Directors of Graduate Studies. Member, Recreational Therapy, 2019 - present. service.
  • Recreational Therapy Scholarship Committee,. Member, 2019 - present. service.
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster Judge. 2019 - present. service.
  • Recreational Therapy Research and Training Lab. Director, 2019 - 2019. service.
  • Research Committee. Member, 2019 - 2019. service.
  • Recreational Therapy Program Director (interim coverage). 2019 - 2019. service.
  • Recreational Therapy Program Advisory Committee. Member, 2019 - 2019. service.
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium. Poster Judge, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Center for Medical Innovation. Bench To Bedside Competition Judge, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Recreational Therapy Research and Training Lab. Director, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Recreational Therapy Program Advisory Committee. Member, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • College of Health Research Committee. Member, 2018 - 2018. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Fellow Award. University of Utah, 2021
  • Best Practice Poster. American Therapeutic Recreation Association, 2019
  • Best Research to Practice Poster. American Therapeutic Recreation Association, 2019
  • Scholarly Achievement Award. American Therapeutic Recreation Association, 2018
  • Best Research Poster. American Therapeutic Recreation Association, 2018
  • Fellow. The National Academy of Recreational Therapists, 2018
  • Outstanding Member Award. Utah Recreation Therapy Association , 2018