Catherine Gooch CTRS, MS Ed is the Pre-Health Professions Program Director. She teaches the Health Sciences: Foundations and Careers course that all Pre-Health Professions Program students take their fall freshman semester. As Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, she also teaches a few courses a year focusing on Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Therapy.
She also serves as Program Director of the Center for Life Skills (post-stroke rehabilitation program). Her scholarly interests include studying societal leisure practices including time economics, interprofessional education, stroke (emerging) risk factors, and the development of community partnerships.