Alyssa Vanwyck


Registered Professional with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario

Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Alyssa Vanwyck

Contact information

Office: B.C. Matthews Hall (BMH) 2204

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 41633


Teaching interests

My teaching style facilitates active learning and I have a goal to make learning enjoyable and rewarding for all students. I practiced recreation therapy for over a decade and bring practical experience into the classroom, where learning can be translated and applied to the field. This is accomplished through critical thinking, assignments with transferable skills and hands-on activities where students will consider ways their learning will be useful in the future.

  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Mental health
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Inclusion and accessibility
  • Wellness and well-being


  • REC 200: Play, Creativity and Child Development
  • REC 252: Physical Disabilities
  • REC 351: Therapeutic Recreation Facilitation Techniques
  • REC 357: Theories and Evidence for Therapeutic Recreation
  • REC 455: Advanced Seminar in Therapeutic Recreation


BA, Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo

MA, Honours Therapeutic Recreation, University of Waterloo

Registered Professional with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist