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Partner Event – Mind & Body Benefits of Recreational Exercise

March 2, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Last updated 02/23/2023

USC Institute for Integrative Health & Wellness


Mind & Body Benefits of Recreational Exercise

March 2nd @12PM – 1:30PM PST


Meet one of our speakers:

Jonathan Casper, PhD

Topic: The Physical and Psychosocial Benefits of Pickleball with Older Adults

Dr. Casper is an Associate Professor and Sport Management Program Coordinator in the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management in the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University. Dr. Casper’s research focuses on the psychological factors associated with sport participation and how these factors relate to the recruitment and retention of sports participants. His work ultimately contributes to improved human health through continued sports participation.

Dr. Casper will be presenting on the physical and psychosocial benefits of pickleball with older adults. His talk will :

  • Recognize how pickleball participation helps older adults meet CDC guidelines for physical activity
  • Identify motivation and constraint factors related to older adult pickleball participation.
  • Explain how pickleball contributes to older adults’ social and psychological wellbeing

Click here to learn more about Dr. Casper and his work!

Don’t forget to register on zoom to hear from the rest of our esteemed speakers, Guonrong “Garry” Cai, MS, who will speak about the benefit of golf on quality of life, and Susan Harris, PT, PhD, FCAHS, who will speak on the mind/body benefits of dragon boat racing after breast cancer.


March 2, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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