Dr. Rebecca J. Woodard


School of Health Sciences
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

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Missouri State University
School of Health Sciences
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • PHO, Indiana University, 1996, Adapted Physical Education
  • MA, University of Iowa, 1992, Therapeutic Recreation
  • BSED, Truman State University, 1990, Physical Education


  • KIN 468 Adapted Physical Education
  • KIN 286 Ethics and Diversity in American Sport
  • KIN 361 Motor Learning
  • Student Teaching Supervision

Research and professional interests

  • Activity preferences in adults and children with developmental disabilities
  • Best practices for children with autism
  • Effects of structured activity for individuals with developmental disabilities

Awards and honors

  • Bear Power, Team Member, MSU, January 2017 - present
  • Chair, Board of Directors, The Arc of the Ozarks, May 2017 - present
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, The Arc of the Ozarks, March 2010
  • Rich Walker Award, Southwest Chapter of the Missouri Rehabilitation Association, May 2007