Dr. Broach’s primary areas of interest and scholarship involve Physical Rehabilitation; Social Emotional Learning, Aquatic Therapy, Adventure Recreation, Positive Psychology, and Leisure Theory.
B.S,. Leisure Studies (Therapeutic Recreation emphasis), University of South Alabama, 1979
M.S., Therapeutic Recreation, University of South Alabama, 1986
Ph.D., Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Georgia, 1998
Dr. Broach was employed 19 years as a therapeutic recreation practitioner in varied clinical and community settings. She has been an assistant professor in the university setting for over 8 years and has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations. She has conducted research and written manuscripts for various journals and magazines pertaining to aquatic therapy and aquatic exercise and has presented at numerous conferences and workshops. Her current research involves the examination of the effects of a dramatic arts intervention using social emotional learning on youth considered at risk for violence.