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2007.01.01 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Recreational Therapy Program Receives Excellence Award

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Recreational Therapy Program received The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) Excellence in Education Award for 2007. The award was presented at the ATRA Annual Conference in Milwaukee Sept. 10.

ATRA each year presents the recognition to a clinical agency or institution of higher education that has distinguished itself through outstanding contributions to the recreational therapy profession based upon:

* Developing exceptional instruction materials for recreational therapy education;

* Developed outstanding curriculum materials for professional preparation in recreational therapy;

* Encouraging student participation in local, state and national professional organizations; and

* Providing opportunities for students to meet with recreational therapy professionals by sponsoring continuing education opportunities, guest lecturers and intern expos.

Recreational therapy remains a growing area in the allied health professions.  More than 36,000 recreational therapist work in the United States.  For more information, call (402) 554-3502.

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