Tyler Neimeyer, a recent M.S. graduate from the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington, has received the Future Scholars Award from The Academy of Leisure Sciences (TALS). The purpose of the TALS Future Scholars Program is to provide graduate students who are interested in pursuing a doctorate in an area related to recreation and leisure studies the opportunity to meet some of the outstanding scholars in the field by attending the TALS Annual Conference on Research and Teaching.
After finishing his masters in recreational therapy and receiving his certification, Neimeyer was recruited to develop and direct a recreational therapy program at Positive Pathways, an organization that helps individuals with disabilities and their families plan, support, and maintain ways to live within their own homes and communities throughout Indiana. Neimeyer continues his ties to the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington by serving as an instructor in the Department of Kinesiology and an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies.