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Brian Malcarne, Ph.D., C.T.R.S.


  • Ph.D., Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Clemson University (2012)
  • M.S., Youth and Family Recreation, Brigham Young University (2007)
  • B.S., Recreation Management and Youth Leadership, Brigham Young University (1998)


  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)


  • Recreation & Lesure in a Modern Society
  • Intro to Therapeutic Recreation
  • Leadership in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Organizing Therapeutic Recreation
  • Recreation Seminar

Research Interests

  • Experiential Recreation Programming in Higher Education
  • Therapeutic Recreation Intervention Efficacy
  • Outdoor/Adventure Recreation Processes and Outcomes

Recent Publications

  • Witman, J.P., Jacob, S., Anderson, L., Heyne, L., & Malcarne, B. (2014) The Well-Being Index (WBI): A pilot project. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 48 (2), 188-198.

Recent Presentations

  • Malcarne, B., Schmalz, D., McGuire, F., & Taniguchi, S. & Cook, M. (2014) Exploring Group Cohesion in a Higher Education Field Experience. Research presentation at 2014 Academy of Leisure Sciences Teaching Institute (21st Century Literacies: Responding to Change in a Challenging Climate), Pacific Grove,CA.


  • YWCA, Girls on the Run, 5K Race Committee
  • Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scout Den Leader


  • Recreation Therapist, Provo Canyon School, Provo, UT
  • Backpacking Guide, Camp WILD, Salmon, ID
  • Whitewater Rafting Guide, US National Whitewater Center, Charlotte, NC
  • Psychiatric Technician, Anasazi Foundation: Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare, Mesa, AZ
  • Park Ranger (Interpretation), Grand Teton National Park, Moose, WY