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Taylor Varnon: home health recreational therapist

Taylor Varnon, a 2020 recreational therapy alumna, recently found her career passion for recreational therapy in a home health setting during an internship. Varnon is currently a recreational therapist independent contractor in the Texas panhandle with Caprock Home Health Services and Touch of CLASS.
Alumna launches only private recreational therapy program in Oklahoma, impacts foster youth

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

When a program closure left many foster youth without access to vital counseling services, Lilli Higgins, a 2017 OSU recreational therapy graduate, founded her own therapy nonprofit to help.

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Alumni Feature: Lilli Higgins

Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Lilli Higgins graduated with a bachelor's in recreation management and therapeutic recreation (recreation management and recreational therapy). She is the founder and executive director of Together Just, the only outpatient recreational therapy program in Oklahoma.

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Education, Health and Aviation Top 10 Seniors

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

The College of Education, Health and Aviation has announced its Top 10 Seniors for 2019. These students have demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership, academic excellence and community service throughout their time at Oklahoma State University. Honorees were selected by the college’s Student Affairs Committee, and they will be recognized at the College of Education, Health and Aviation Excellence Awards reception on Friday, May 10 at 3 p.m.

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Eight Selected for Freshman Research Scholars Program

Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Eight new College of Education (COE) freshmen have been identified as Oklahoma State University Freshman Research Scholars. The students applied for the chance to begin exploring...

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Therapeutic Recreation Student Training for Paralympic Trials

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Robbie Blevins, a senior recreational therapy major in the College of Education, is currently training for the 2016 Paralympic games. Blevins will attend the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Trials

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Zahl to Serve as Chair for NCTRC Board of Directors

Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Melissa Zahl, associate professor in recreational therapy, has been elected chair of the board of directors for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC), the premier credentialing organization for the profession of therapeutic recreation. As chair, Zahl will be responsible for supervising and controlling all the business affairs of the organization, including presiding over meetings, serving as the principal officer, making policy and fiscal decisions and directing the work of staff and committees.

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OStateTV Video: Warm Water Therapy

Thu, Apr 18, 2013

Each semester, students in the College of Education’s Therapeutic Recreation program provide warm water therapy to preschool children and adolescents with disabilities. This course aims to give OSU students valuable clinical experience and enhance development and quality of life for clients.

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