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Northwest Missouri State University


Terry Long

Terry Long

Email

Office

209 Martindale Hall

Phone

660.562.1706
660.562.1483 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2000

Professor

Director of the School of Health Science and Wellness


Education

  • Ph.D. Parks Recreation and Tourism; University of Utah
  • M.S. Clinical Psychology; Emporia State University
  • B.S. Recreation & Psychology; Emporia State University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation
  • Adapted PE
  • Assessment and Diagnostics in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Therapeutic Recreation Program Design
  • Leisure in Society
  • Social and Psychological Aspects of Leisure
  • Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
  • Senior Seminar

Academic Interests

  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Adventure-Based Therapy
  • Inclusion
  • Disability Rights
  • Mental Health 

Scholarly Activity

  • Long, T. D. (2015). National and international policy regarding disability rights: Implications for practice. Recreational therapy handbook of practice: ICF-based diagnosis and treatment.  (pp. 322-335). Champaign, IL: Sagamore.
  • Long, T. D. (2011). Cognitive-behavioral approaches to therapeutic recreation. In N. Stumbo & B Wardlaw (Eds.), Evidence-based practice in leisure education (pp. 289-304). State College, PA: Venture.
  • Long, T. D., & Robertson, T. (2010). Concepts, processes, and models of inclusion. In G. Kassing (Ed.), Inclusive recreation (pp. 61-78). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Long, T. D., & Robertson, T. (2010). Inclusive camping. In G. Kassing (Ed.), Inclusive recreation (pp. 294-303). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Long, T. D. (2008).  Therapeutic recreation and mental health.. In T. Robertson and T. D. Long (Eds.), Foundations of therapeutic recreation (pp. 145-162). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Long, T. D. (2008). The therapeutic recreation process. In T. Robertson and T. D. Long (Eds.), Foundations of therapeutic recreation (pp. 79-97). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Long, T. D., & Robertson, T. (2008). Orthopedic and neurological impairment: From  rehabilitation to community reintegration. In T. Robertson and T. D. Long (Eds.),  Foundations of therapeutic recreation (pp. 115-125). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Robertson, T., & Long, T. D. (Eds.). (2008). Foundations of therapeutic recreation. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Other Professional Experiences

Dr. Long joined the Northwest faculty in 2000 and has become a nationally recognized leader in the field of therapeutic recreation, which is the primary focus of his teaching and scholarship. He has served for 10 years on the Therapeutic Recreation Journal Editorial Board and was appointed Editor from 2008 to 2011.  He has been an active member of the Northwest Faculty Senate, serving his second term from 2012-2014, and was Faculty Senate President for the 2014-2015 academic year. In 2016, Dr. Long was appointed director of the School of Health Science and Wellness.

Dr. Long also has been heavily involved in the independent living movement through his work with Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living. His personal interests include snowboarding, spending time in the outdoors with his wife and two children, and concert-going.