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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

JASMINE NUTTER TOWNSEND

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HEALTH, EXERCISE SCI & RECREATION MGMT
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PARK AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT
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231 TURNER CENTER
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-5567
Joined UM: 08/16/2012

Areas of Expertise

  • HEALTH BEHAVIOR
  • OUTDOOR RECREATION
  • RECREATION AND SPECIAL EVENT PLANNING
  • RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
  • RESEARCH METHODS
  • SPORT, RECREATION AND TOURISM
  • WILDERNESS, SURVIVAL LIVING
  • YOUTH AND TEEN LEISURE MARKETS

Brief Bio

Dr. Jasmine Townsend is an Assistant Professor of Park & Recreation Management in the Department of Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management. Her emphasis is in Therapeutic Recreation. She received her Doctoral degree from Indiana University in Leisure Behavior with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, and a minor in Inquiry Methodology; her Master's degree from Brigham Young University in Youth and Family Recreation; and her Bachelor's degree from Utah State University in History, with a minor in PE/Coaching. As a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, she has worked in a variety of settings including Therapeutic Wilderness Programs and Residential Treatment centers for at-risk youth, and community recreation facilities that provide adaptive recreation for individuals with disabilities. She uses her years of experience to teach the undergraduate TR courses, as well as graduate recreation courses. Her interest areas include family recreation, adaptive recreation, Paralympic Sports, and working with military service members who serving in our current overseas conflicts and their families.

Degrees

BA
HISTORY
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY/ LOGAN, UTAH (2005)
PHD
LEISURE BEHAVIOR
INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS (2012)

Committee Memberships

Faculty Senate-University Services
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee