Department of Recreation, Hospitality, & Parks Management

Laura McLachlin


Laura McLachlin has worked in the field of recreation therapy both as an educator and practitioner for the past 35 years. She currently is a Professor at California State University, Chico. She serves as the coordinator for the Recreation Therapy Option and Graduate Coordinator. Each summer she serves as co-director for Ability First Sports Camp (a residential camp that serves youth with physical disabilities). Her areas of interest are inclusive recreation, disability and sport, Americans with Disabilities Act, program development, volunteerism, and camp management.

  • PhD Therapeutic Recreation, Texas Woman's University
  • MS Recreation Administration, CSU, Sacramento
  • BS Therapeutic Recreation, CSU, Sacramento

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