Glenn Kastrinos
School of Health Sciences
Assistant Professor; Recreational Therapy Program

Glenn Kastrinos

Phone: 828-227-2788
Office Address: 426 HHS Building


  • M.Ed.,Temple University
  • CTRS-Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, National Council for Therapeutic Recreation
  • LRT-Licensed Recreational Therapist, North Carolina Board for Recreational Therapy Licensure

About Glenn Kastrinos:

Glenn has over fourteen years of experience as a recreational therapist in psychiatric settings and has taught Recreational Therapy for twenty years at four different universities including Temple University, University of Idaho, Eastern Institute of Technology in New Zealand and Western Carolina University. He has done over twenty five national and international presentations on recreational therapy and recreational therapy teaching. His research interests include portfolios and integration of psychotherapy techniques with recreational therapy. His hobbies include soccer, skiing, hiking, travelling and playing with his son Dorian.


Austin, D., & Kastrinos, G., & Stumpf, K. (1998) Master’s Programs in Therapeutic Recreation in the United States.  In Global Therapeutic Recreation, (V) (pp. 189-200).

Malkin, M., & Kastrinos, G. (1997) (Peer Reviewed) Integration of cognitive therapy techniques with recreational therapy.  In Dave Compton’s Therapeutic Recreation:  Toward the New Millennium.   (pp. 445-461) Champaign, IL:  Sagamore.
Kastrinos, Glenn (1994) (Peer Reviewed) Implications of inpatient group psychotherapy models and therapeutic recreation in acute psychiatric settings.  In  D. Compton and S. Iso-Ahola (Eds.), Leisure and Mental Health Park City, UT:  Family Development resources.
Hammersley, C.H., & Kastrinos, G. (1993) A vocational profile of certified therapeutic recreation specialists using the 16PF.  Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 3rd quarter.

Hammersley, C.H., & Kastrinos, G. (1992) Trait and Factor Theory:  An application for certified therapeutic recreation specialists.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Vol. 63, No. 1.

Teaching responsibilities:

RTH 101 Tai Chi (Spring)
RTH 200 Foundations of Recreational Therapy (Fall & Spring)
RTH 300 Health and Healing: (Fall)
RTH 350 Recreational Therapy with People with Physical Disabilities (Fall & Spring)
RTH 405 Recreational Therapy in Behavioral Health (Fall & Spring



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