Sarah Burnett-Wolle, Ph.D.
Chair, Therapeutic Recreation
219 White Hall

(315) 223-2576

Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Health Professions
and Education

Therapeutic Recreation Major


The members of our faculty have experience in teaching, research, and the professional world. Students enrolled in the program enjoy small classes and close interaction with a faculty that cares about them personally and professionally.

Faculty interests cover a wide range of areas and include advancement of the profession, inclusion, youth programming, the influence of leisure on society, older adults leisure and social networks, and senior housing.

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For more information about the program, please contact Therapeutic Recreation Chair Kirstin Impicciatore at  


Sarah Burnett-Wolle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Therapeutic Recreation

Professor Sarah Burnett-Wolle, M.S.,
Phone: (315) 223-2576
Office: 221A White Hall


Sarah Burnett-Wolle (pronounced Burnett-Wally), PhD CTRS, Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Recreation, completed her PhD in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management and a minor in Gerontology at Penn State. While there, she was awarded a 3-year predoctoral fellowship from the National Institute on Aging. Her M.S. in Recreation and Leisure Studies is from SUNY Cortland and her B.A. in Psychology is from SUNY Purchase. Her research interests include older adults social networks and senior housing. Her free time is devoted to her family and friends, hiking, kayaking, camping, and snowshoeing.  She is a member of the Central Adirondack Search and Rescue Team (  She and her spouse, Chris, live in the Adirondack Park with K2 the cat.