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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 16 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 Drumtastic® Instructor. She is the faculty advisor for the new Yoga Empowered Student (Y. E. S.) Club. 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 Drumtastic® and yoga as interventions for children and youth in Special Education partnered with college students. 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, adaptive sports, and autism summer camp. She is the co-founder of a recreation inclusion program called Best Friends for Life San Marcos Parks and Recreation Youth. In addition, her passion involves veterans engaging in a variety of adaptive water sports such as fly-fishing, scuba, kayaking and paddle board yoga. She and her students also engage with Special Olympics, Paralympics, and Wounded Warriors Programs.

Rock Climbing

Wake Boarding


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Student Yoga

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Lyn's Book