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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Terry Robertson

Dr. Terry Robertson

Email

Office

209 Martindale Hall

Phone

660.5621781
660.562.1483 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1992

Professor


Education

  • Ph.D., University of Utah
  • M.S., University of Utah
  • B.S., University of Nevada Las Vegas

Courses Taught

  • Evaluation of Leisure Service
  • Group Dynamics
  • Trends and Issues
  • Senior Seminar

Academic Interests

  • Research and Grant opportunities involving youth health and fitness as well as creative teaching techniques to help children learn on the move.
  • Health Promotion
  • Community Development
  • Civic Engagement
  • Disability Rights and Independent Living
  • Accessibility and Inclusion
  • Youth and Outdoor Intervention Programs
  • Application of Social Psychological Theory in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Research Design, Scale Development and Data Analysis

Recent Scholarly Activity

  • Kim, K., Robertson, T. and Compton, D. (in press – 2012).  Healthy and sustainable communities: A systems approach to increasing human capacities through leisure services The Global Journal of Health and Physical Education Pedagogy 2012, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. xx-x
  • Kim, K & Robertson, T. (in-press -2012). The World Leisure Commission on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention , World Leisure Journal, Taylor & Francis, Routledge, 53(4) ISSN 0441-9057 (Print), 1607-8055 (Online)
  • Robertson, T.P., Symonds, M.L., Muehlenbein, M.P. and Robertson, C. (in-press- 2012). Health, Fitness, Wellness & Livability. In Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, Second Edition, In G. Kassing (Ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. 
  • Robertson, T.P., Symonds, M.L., & Muehlenbein, M.P. (2011). The public health imperative: Promoting health and preventing lifestyle-related illness and disease. In Compton, D.M. & Muehlenbein, M.P., (eds.) The Surveillance and Management Toolkit Workbook. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Healthy Communities Research Group.
  • 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.),
  • Robertson, T. (2008). The future of therapeutic recreation. In T. Robertson and T. D. Long (Eds.), Foundations of therapeutic recreation (pp. 267-276). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  •  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.
  • Robertson, T., & Long, T. D. (2008). Considering therapeutic recreation as your profession. In T. Robertson and T. D. Long (Eds.), Foundations of therapeutic recreation (pp. 3-10).Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Recent Presentations

  • Robertson, T. (2012) Health care cooperatives: An affordable path for health care? Presented at the 41st Annual Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Activity in Springfield, IL.
  • Carter, M., Long, T. and Robertson, T (2012) A workshop on writing case reports. Presented at the 41st Annual Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Activity in Springfield, IL.
  • Robertson, T. (2010) (INVITED) Closing Key note. “Exploring New Ideas and New Directions: The Centers for Quality Living; An Applied Research and Technical Assistance Center”. 9th Annual Biennial Conference, Australia and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS); Brisbane, Australia
  • Robertson, T. (2010). (White Paper) “Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: The Importance of Leisure among Vulnerable Populations.” Commission on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: 11th World Leisure Congress Chun Cheon, South Korea
  • Robertson, T. (2010) (INVITED) Closing Key note. “Exploring New Ideas and New Directions: The Centers for Quality Living; An Applied Research and Technical Assistance Center”. 9th Annual Biennial Conference, Australia and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS); Brisbane, Australia
  • Long, T. D., & Robertson, T. (2009, April). Independent living centers: An opportunity for programs and partnerships. Presented at the 38th Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Activity in Saint Louis, MO.
  • Long, T. D., & Robertson, T. (2009, April). Therapeutic recreation journal:  A new face with new features. Presented at the 38th Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and  Adapted Physical Activity in Saint Louis, MO.
  • Robertson, T. (2008) (INVITED) Values, Virtues, and Vices: Why we do the things we do. Lyle Beaver Leadership Development Institute, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association, Columbia, MO
  • Robertson, T.  (2008) Measuring and monitoring academic programs in higher education: a dashboard approach.  International Symposium on Sport, Exercise & Leisure. Beijing & Shijiazhuang, China
  • Robertson, S and Robertson, T. (2008) Development and use of SMART Goals in civic engagement programs for adolescents and youth. International Symposium on Sport, Exercise & Leisure. Beijing & Shijiazhuang, China
  • Robertson, T. P., (2008, April).  The ABC’s of . 37th Annual Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive Activities. Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Lake Geneva, WI.
  • Robertson, T. P., (2008, April).  The Empower Me Sessions – An Interactive Values Clarification program for youth. 37th Annual Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive Activities. Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Lake Geneva, WI.
  • Long, T. and Robertson, T. (2007, November) The Empower Me Program 1-Year Follow Up: From Probation to Public Servant. Illinois Recreational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
  • Robertson, T. P., (2007, November 10).  What’s in a number? A. K. A. getting D.I.R.T.Y. with Digits. (Invited Scholar of the Year Address). To be presented at the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. “Healthy, Active Living for All”, Lodge of the Four Seasons. 

Student Group Advisement

Currently

  • None

Previously

  • Sponsor, HPERD Club
  • Wrestling Club

Other Professional Experiences

Awards and Honors

  • "Robert M. Taylor Professional Honor Service Award" Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2010
  • "Outstanding Service Award" Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living, 2009
  • "Distinguished Professor", Northwest Missouri State University, Alumni Association, 2008
  • "Scholar of the Year", Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2007-08
  • "Outstanding Professional Award" 36th Annual Midwest Therapeutic Recreation and Adapted Physical Activity Symposium, 2007 

Service/Leadership

  • Current 
  • Previously
    • Past Commission Member for Access and Inclusion, World Leisure Organization
    • Past Editor of Therapeutic Recreation Journal (TRJ) (2008-2011)
    • Past Member TRJ Journal editorial board (1989-2005)
    • Past President and past Board Member of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society
    • Past Member of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)
    • Past Member ATRA Journal editorial board (1992-1994 & 2004-2008)
    • Board Member, Central District Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CDAHPERD)
    • Former Board Member, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD)
    • Former Member and Board Chair of Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living Board of directors (1995-2009)

Other

  • Faith
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Drawing
  • Reading
  • Movies
  • Travel