Paige Dagenhard

School of Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
Recreational Therapy Program

Phone: 828-227-2788
Office Address: 444 HHS Building

Education and Credentials:

PH.D., 2017, University of Toledo
M.A., 2013, University of Toledo
CTRS- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, National Council for Therapeutic Recreation
LRT- Licensed Recreational Therapist, North Carolina Board for Recreational Therapy Licensure

About Paige Dagenhard

Paige Dagenhard, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS is a resident of Asheville, North Carolina. Paige completed her Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy and a Master of Arts in Recreation Administration from the University of Toledo. Currently, Paige is in the last phases of earning her Ph.D. in Health Education from the University of Toledo. During her time at the University of Toledo, Paige had been heavily involved with community outreach through running Therapeutic Recreation groups such as Therapeutic Art, Tai-Chi, Yoga and Cardio Drumming. Paige also ran the National Youth Sports Program for at risk youth in the Toledo community. Paige is currently employed as Assistant Professor at Western Carolina University. Now, her primary responsibility, along with her colleagues, is to ensure excellent educational opportunities for the approximately 100 majors and 90 pre-majors in the undergraduate program. Paige is also deeply committed to engaging in scholarly activity including research and presentations in the area of school shooter preparedness training, firearm violence prevention and Biofeedback programming.

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