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    • American Therapeutic Recreation Association and Sagamore-Venture Enter Into a Partnership

      The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (CTRA) and Sagamore-Venture are delighted to announce a partnership between their organizations.
      The partnership formally brings together two organizations with the same goal: to serve the field of recreational therapy and therapeutic recreation (RT/TR).
      More details and benefits for ATRA members.
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      For September 2017 we are offering the print version of Introduction to Community Tourism: A North American Perspective at a discount of 30%

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    • Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association and Sagamore-Venture Enter Into a Partnership

      The Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association (CTRA) and Sagamore-Venture are delighted to announce a partnership between their organizations.
      The partnership formally brings together two organizations with the same goal: to serve the field of recreational therapy and therapeutic recreation (RT/TR).
      More details and benefits for CTRA members.
    • TALS offering pre-conference workshops

      The Academy of Leisure Sciences is offering pre-conference workshops as an addition to this year's Annual Conference.
      The first of which is a Qualitative Research Writing Retreat hosted by Dr. Corey Johnson.
      The Workshop will run from February 17th-20th and be held at Bradford Woods.
      More details about the first workshop can be found here.
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Books and ebooks

Leisure Education & Research >>

Pastimes, 6th Ed.

Print: $90.00   Ebook: $40.00   eText: $59.00

This new sixth edition of Pastimes reflects almost 40 years of scholarship as well as professional and personal practice in recreation, parks, and tourism.

Parks & Recreation Admin >>

Problem Solving in Recreation and Parks, 5th Ed.

Print: $54.00   Ebook: $30.00

To find solutions to the critical problems facing the recreation and park profession, its leaders must become effective problem solvers.

Recreation Therapy >>

Study Guide for the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Certification Examination 4th Edition

Print: $62.00   Ebook: $35.00

The authors have restructured the Study Guide so that this edition aligns more closely with the most recent NCTRC exam content and format.


Outdoor Recreation & Education >>

Outdoor Recreation Planning

Print: $89.00   Ebook: $44.00   eText: $60.00

A must read for anyone interested in learning about, protecting, managing, and planning for public outdoor recreation resources.

Sport Management >>

Financing the Sport Enterprise, 2nd Ed.

Print: $72.00   Ebook: $40.00

Sport is big business! As the world of sport continues to grow, there is a great need for the sport manager to have a working knowledge of business practices and financial management.

Athletic Training >>

Orthopaedic Immobilization Techniques

Print: $80.10   Ebook: $45.00

A step-by-step written and visual guide for the proper application and removal of the most commonly used orthopaedic casts and splints.


Health & Physical Education >>

Interactive Health and Fitness

Print: $72.00   Ebook: $50.00   eText: 59.00

Interactive Health and Fitness is an innovative system of learning that blends a conversational, easy-to-read textbook with cutting-edge technology.




Pricing Recreation and Park Services: The Science and the Art [etext]

eText: $89.00  |  Why buy an eText?

Provides a scientific foundation to guide pricing decisions confronting managers and elected officials in public parks and recreation agencies.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Recreation Profession: Organizational Perspectives eText

eText: $48.00  |  Why buy an eText?

In this important book, the authors explore, document, and delve into the construct of diversity within the context of managing and providing recreation and leisure-related services.

Management Functions in Recreational Therapy [etext]

eText: $48.00  |  Why buy an eText?

This book provides students and practitioners with perspectives on the management of recreational therapy heretofore unavailable to them.


Leisure and Human Development [etext]

eText: $54.00  |  Why buy an eText?

An examination of the link between human development and behavior in a context, leisure, that has been described as encompassing one third of people's time.

Application of Behavior Analysis in Leisure Contexts [etext]

eText: $45.00  |  Why buy an eText?

Designed to introduce leisure and other service providers to behavior analysis and to assist them in developing and strengthening their skills in applying associated techniques.

Outdoor Recreation Planning [etext]

eText: $60.00  |  Why buy an eText?

Provides guidance for defining where outdoor recreation resource management should and could be going forward and sound advice, principles, and approaches for identifying pathways for getting there.



Sagamore publishes eight journals in the disciplines of health, recreation, facility management, parks administration, leisure, education and more.

  • An official publication of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), disseminates the most current thinking and practice on learning disabilities.
  • The only peer-reviewed journal published in the United States with a specific focus on the areas of outdoor recreation, education, and leadership.
  • JNEL publishes quality manuscripts to disseminate the latest knowledge related to nonprofit education and leadership to develop theory and practice.
  • For over three decades, JPRA has provided information to enhance the effectiveness and professionalism of park and recreation administrators.

  • The official publication of the Applied Sport Management Association, JASM is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal providing the latest research in all aspects of applied sport management.
  • Quarterly publication designed to be a single responsible source of valuable information for those interested in sport, physical education, and recreation involving individuals with disabilities.
  • Provides a national forum for research and discussion on the needs of persons with disabilities, problems confronting the profession, new vistas of service, and receiving therapeutic recreation services.
  • One of the longest standing journals providing research-based articles relating to physical education, health, recreation, and related areas.




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Author Spotlight

Sagamore Author David R. Austin

David R. Austin

Dr. Austin’s research has focused upon the social psychology of recreational therapy and professional preparation.

Topics of over 140 publications have included attitudes toward serving persons with disabilities, burnout, and recreational therapy curricula.

Find out more about Dr. Austin....


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