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Lyn Litchke

Dr. Lyn Litchke

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Recreation

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  • B.S. The Ohio State University
  • M.S. Texas State University
  • Ph.D. Texas State University

Contact: or 512-245-2951

Dr. Lyn Litchke is an Associate Professor of Recreation Therapy (RT) in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University in San Marcos, where she has taught for 15 years. She is the 2016 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service. She has been a Certified Recreation Therapist for 34 years; a 200 hr. Integrative Yoga Therapist; Certified Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher; and past Horticulture Therapist. Her overall area of research focuses improving quality of life for persons with disabilities through various RT interventions. Recently her research efforts have focused on utilizing yoga as an intervention for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Her courses include hands-on community and clinical lab opportunities working with persons of all ages and ability levels. These include programs such as adaptive aquatics, fishing, horticulture, adaptive sports, and summer camp events with the San Marcos Special Education programs and inclusion program called Best Friends for Life San Marcos Parks and Recreation Youth. In addition, her classes work in Assistive Living Group Homes with persons who have Alzheimer’s disease. She and her students also engage with Special Olympics, Paralympics, and Wounded Warriors Programs. Adaptive sport student activities include: adaptive water skiing, skateboarding, climbing, bocce ball, fly fishing, kayaking, and paddleboard yoga.

Rock Climbing

Wake Boarding


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