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The UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center is making a life-changing impact on dozens of North Texas families
The University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center works to bring evidence-based treatment and intervention to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, helping them reach their potential and live richer, more fulfilling lives. This emotional video, created by a UNT student, brings awareness to the turmoil and questions families face following a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and what KFAC is doing to help those families thrive.
Students, community learn the ropes of Animal Assisted Therapy at COE workshop
In 2000, COE Counseling and Higher Education Professor Cynthia Chandler incorporated Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) into the counseling program at UNT. It became the first accredited counseling program in the U.S. to offer training for students and community members to work with their pets in volunteer and professional settings.
KHPR faculty, graduate student bring mentorship program to North Texas girls
University of North Texas Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation (KHPR) master's student Krystal Johnson recently teamed up with KHPR professors John Collins and Scott Martin to bring Girls in the Game, a mentorship program designed to help empower young girls, to the North Texas area.
COE lecturer focuses on prevention of human trafficking in study abroad course
15 students at the University of North Texas traveled to Romania with UNT Educational Psychology Lecturer Julie Leventhal to try an approach to human trafficking that aims to prevents it from happening, rather than waiting to rescue children and adults years later. The new study abroad course through the College of Education combined in-class sessions with three weeks of travel and came just weeks ahead of the July 30 U.N. World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
UNT's Texas Higher Education Law Conference focuses on critical campus issue
Higher education practitioners, licensed counselors, attorneys, campus police officers and others from across Texas gathered at the Gateway Center March 21-22 for the 20th annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference hosted by UNT's College of Education.
Nearly 300 attended the conference to learn more about current and upcoming federal and state laws and regulations in place for higher education.
REAL Communities - "Residents Engaged in Academic Living" are communities within the residence halls that bring students together who share the same major or interest.
REAL Communities provide many opportunities to succeed at UNT, incuding more convenient advising, a Staff Mentor, and service opportunities.
We invite you to join the education REAL community in Kerr Hall.
KHPR student organization hosts basketball tournament to raise scholarship funds
The Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation Professionals (KHPRos) student organization hosted its third annual Mean Green Madness basketball tournament this spring semester, raising $500 to help fund scholarships for students in the KHPR department, part of UNT’s College of Education.
Thousands of books gathered for Ugandan children
Students at E.P. Rayzor Elementary School in Denton ISD helped gather thousands of books to be sent to children in Uganda as part of a project started by College of Education Associate Professor Marc Cutright.
"...some kids even went door-to-door collecting. And they did this in about a week? Amazing," said Cutright. "It is testimony, I think, to the deep yearning of people to help those in need. All that needs to be provided is a tangible means to do so."
Teacher exchange: UNT program helps educators learn about methods, culture across borders
Jeanne Tunks, UNT associate professor of Teacher Education and Administration, is crossing continents to help teachers in Denton and Guatemala learn valuable new skills.
The University of North Texas' Teacher to Teacher Exchange program was created by Tunks in partnership with Collegio Boston, a Guatemalan school in Antigua, and with the Denton Independent School District to help educators learn about culture and teaching methods.
The Applied Physiology Laboratory covers approximately 10,000 square feet of dedicated space. The laboratory house state-of-the-art computerized equipment for measurement of oxygen uptake, anaerobic capacity, strength and power, muscle activation, constituents of blood and tissue samples, and body composition. The Applied Physiology Laboratory specializes in research and education in the areas of physiology, health, and nutrition that relate to exercise.