55°
Weather by

View Full Forecast

Login | Register

facebook Icon rss Icon twitter Icon

Contributed photoDr. Thom Skalko, standing, lectures on recreational therapy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. He is collaborating with educators there to develop the nation's first degree in recreational therapy, which involves rehabilitating and restoring function for individuals who have disabilities or are recovering from a serious illness or incident.
Viewing Photo 1 / 2

Contributed photoDr. Thom Skalko, standing, lectures on recreational therapy at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. He is collaborating with educators there to develop the nation's first degree in recreational therapy, which involves rehabilitating and restoring function for individuals who have disabilities or are recovering from a serious illness or incident.

ECU news: Extending university mission

1 Comment | Leave a Comment


East Carolina University professor Dr. Thom Skalko is extending the university mission of service to South Africa, where he is collaborating on a project that will create new jobs and enhance quality of life in the community.

Skalko, a professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, is working with educators at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, to establish the country’s first degree in recreational therapy. The degree will train students to use recreational activities to rehabilitate and restore function for individuals who have a disability, are recovering from a serious illness or accident, or are struggling with mental health issues. Impairments addressed may be physical, emotional, social or cognitive.


Skalko visited UKZN for two weeks in May, providing lectures on therapeutic recreation and its application in health sciences. He will return to South Africa in September to present at the Leisure and Recreation Association of South Africa conference.

For the complete article, please pick up a copy of The Daily Reflector. Current home delivery and electronic edition subscribers may log in to access this article at no charge. To become a subscriber, please click here or contact Customer Service at (252) 329-9505.

Comments

South Africa has a campaign

South Africa has a campaign of genocide against white farmers. President Zuma sings the ANC song about killing the boar (white farmers) with a machinegun. Most western countries would not do business with SA when apartheid was the policy but now there is a growing movement to kill or chase out every white from SA even though many have of their families been there for over 400 years. But that is ok with ECU I suppose?

Add comment

Login or register to post comments
Bless your heart
Bless your heart