SU's Dr. Kathryn Jones appointed as National Surveyor

Southern University’s Dr. Kathryn Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Studies, has been chosen to be a site surveyor for the Commission of Accreditation for Recreation Therapy Education Program.

The CARTE selected Jones in August after she attended an information session on the new accreditation process held at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She will visit universities nationwide to determine the accreditation of the recreational therapy programs.

“I am looking forward to the application of this position so that we will be better equipped for the accreditations process here at Southern University,” said Jones.

Recreational therapy is a part of the therapeutic recreation field that involves trained professionals to provide outcome-based recreation services. The program was recognized as an allied health discipline by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in 2012.