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Lyn Litchke

Lyn Litchke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation


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

Contact: or 512-245-2951

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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 18 years. She has been a Certified Recreation Therapist for 34 years; a 200 hr. Integrative Yoga Therapist; Certified Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher; Drumtastic® Master Trainer, and Tai Chi Easy Fit Practice Leader. Dr. Litchke was elected as a Faculty Senator representing the College of Education in 2019. She was honored with the 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Service. In addition, her first book “Cupcakes, Yoga, and Jesus: Overcoming the Sticky Situation of Addiction” was published in 2016. Dr. Litchke is co-founder and faculty advisor for the new student organization Natural High: 12-Step Recreation and Recovery Christian Ministry for Addiction, Anxiety and Depression.

Her research efforts have focused on utilizing Drumtastic® and yoga as interventions for children and youth in Special Education partnered with RT 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, drumming, chair yoga, chair chi, aqua chi. She is the co-founder of a recreation inclusion program called Best Friends for Life San Marcos Parks and Recreation Youth.  Here is our story.

Dr. Litchke assists each summer with the Autism Camp leading Drumtastic, yoga and tai chi gong. In addition, she hosts VETREC on H20 annually involving veterans engaging in a variety of adaptive water sports such as fly-fishing, scuba, kayaking and paddle board yoga.

adaptive watersking

alzhiemer chair yoga

casting in style

drumtastic camp

drumtastic RT graduates



vet scuba

wheel chair football RT grad STRAPS