2020 Nursing Page Update

Julie F. Saville, Ph.D.


  • B.S. Pennsylvania State University, Recreation Administration (1990)
  • M.Ed. Temple University, Sport and Recreation Management (1998)
  • Ph.D. Temple University, Exercise and Sport Psychology (2006)


  • Coordinator, Recreation and Leisure Administration


  • Introduction to Leisure in Modern Society
  • Leadership and Group Dynamics in Recreation
  • Recreation Programming
  • Organizing Community Recreation
  • Special Events Management

Research Interests

  • Flow Theory and Recreation
  • Youth Sports
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Managing the Millennial Generation
  • Occupational Stress in Recreation Professionals

Recent Publications

  • Saville, J. (2009). Safety in youth sports. Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, 40(3), 3.
  • Saville, J. (2009). Did you know? Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, 40(3), 28-29.
  • Witman, J., Saville, J., Landau, J.. & Epstein, M. (2007). “Salary and technology survey results.” Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, 38(2), 26-27.
  • Saville, J. F. (2006). “Beyond winning and losing: Helping kids succeed in youth sports.” Pennsylvania Recreation and Parks, 37(4). State College, PA: Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, Inc.

Recent Presentations

  • 64th Annual PA Recreation and Park Society State Conference, King of Prussia, PA, March 2011, “Avoiding Culture Shock in Your Agencies: Mentoring the Next Generation of Parks and Recreation Professionals”
  • 63rd Annual PA Recreation and Park Society State Conference, Seven Springs, PA, March 2010, “Building Assets with Adolescents: Part 1” (with Suzanne Nussear) and “Building Assets with Adolescents: Part 2” (with Suzanne Nussear)
  • 4th Annual Pennsylvania Youth Sports Institute, Glenside, PA, January 2010, “Securing Sponsorships & Writing Grants: Show Me the Money!”