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Philly Toney

Toney, Philly

Lecturer AY-B,  Health Science & Recreation

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Phone Number(s)
(408) 924-3004



  • Master of Science, Recreation Administration
    CSU-San Jose, California, United States, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, Child Development
    CSU-San Jose, California, United States, 1993


Philly Toney, an SJSU alumni and fellow Spartan, earned her B.A. in Child Development and her M.S. in Recreation Management. A faculty member since 2001, she has taught a variety of courses:

  • RECL 10: Creating a Meaningful Life
  • RECL 90: Foundations of Parks, Recreation & Tourism
  • RECL 97: Event Planning
  • RECL 100w: Writing Workshop
  • RECL 143: Festivals and Community Special Events
  • RECL 156: Sustainable Travel & Tourism
  • RECL 157: Sustainable Recreation and Ecotourism

Philly has a passion for teaching, brings a sense of fun into the classroom, and strongly believes in the philosophy of learning through play. In addition to teaching, Philly is the club advisor for the Recreation Management Association.

She also manages the facebook group, SJSU Recreation Majors & Alumni (Mgmt, General, RT), updating students on events, internships, and jobs.


    Philly loves adventure recreation, travel, reading, and the outdoors. She spends part of her summer volunteering at a non-profit: CYO Camp, a residential summer camp located in Northern California.