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Dr. Michelle Bateman

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Joined Northwest in 2019

Visiting Instructor


  • Ph.D. Health, Leisure, and Human Performance; Oklahoma State University
  • M.S. Wellness Management; University of Central Oklahoma
  • B.S. Sports Management; Oklahoma Christian University
  • Certifications: Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Academic Interests

  • Exercise as medicine
  • recreation and quality of life measures
  • improving quality of life among military veterans with symptoms of PTSD

Scholarly Activity

  • Brickell, B., Passmore, T., Bateman, M., Parveen, S., Lindenmeier, D, & Romoser, C. (2022). Effects of a community based recreational therapy balance exercise program for individuals with Parkinson’s disease. American Journal of Recreational Therapy
  • Bateman, M., Parveen, S., Brickell, B., Romoser, C., & Passmore, T. (2021). Effects of Recreational Therapy and Speech Therapy Among Participants with Parkinson Disease and Parkinson Plus Conditions: Findings from a 16-week Multidisciplinary Program. American Journal of Recreational Therapy
  • *Zeiger, J., & Bateman, M. (2020). Using music as a modality to improve mental health among youth. Oklahoma APHERD
  • Zahl, M.L., Bateman, M., DeFreitas, J.D., Mwavita, M., & Horneber, G. (2020). The role of recreational therapy and allied therapies in rehabilitation after spinal cord injury. Therapeutic Recreation Journal; 54(1)
  • Clemens, C., Post, J & Bateman, M. (2018). Motivation through Pokemon Go©. Oklahoma APHERD, 55(3), 44-56.
  • Miller, M., Clark, J., & Hughes, P. (2017). The effect of auditory distraction on performance of the stroop color word test: A preliminary study. Oklahoma APHERD, 55(1)
  • Miller, M., Powers, M., Olson, J., & Kearns, D. (2015). Effect of Nintendo Wii Fit balance games on balance and postural control among adults with Down syndrome. Oklahoma APHERD, 53(1).

Other Professional Experiences

  • Adult inpatient psych
  • Adult inpatient physical rehabilitation
  • Adults with special needs
  • Older adults