Welcome to RT Wise Owls!

RT Wise Owls is a free database and information resource center developed by the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University that contains evidence-based research and resources relevant to the scope of Recreational Therapy practice.

To begin your search, simply enter keywords into the ‘Search’ bar located at the top of the page, choose a topic from the drop down ‘Categories’ menu, or click on the ‘Research’ tab to scroll through recent research entries. For more detailed search instructions click on the ‘Search Instructions’ tab.

Explore the ‘Evidence Based Practice’ and ‘Measuring Outcomes’ tabs to learn more about these topics.

*NOTE: The Temple University Owl was claimed as a mascot because of the school’s early roots as a night school and opportunity for higher education among blue collar workers. To pay homage to Temple University and to provide open access to recreational therapy research, we have chosen the name RT Wise Owls.