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May 3, 2019

Park and rec society recognizes Long for work in recreation therapy

Dr. Terry Long

Dr. Terry Long

Dr. Terry Long, the director of Northwest Missouri State University’s School of Health Science and Wellness, recently received a citation award from the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) for his contributions to the field of recreation therapy.

The award recognizes Long’s work as co-author of “Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation,” a textbook used in introductory recreation therapy courses across the country. Long also has served 10 years on the Therapeutic Recreation Journal’s editorial board, including terms as an associate editor and editor-in-chief.

Long joined the Northwest faculty in 2000 and specializes in therapeutic recreation, adventure-based therapy and mental health. He also has been an active member of Northwest’s Faculty Senate and is active in the region’s independent living movement through his work with Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living.

He earned his Ph.D. in parks recreation and tourism at the University of Utah. He has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and a bachelor’s degree in recreation and psychology, both from Emporia State University.


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