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The purpose of this research was to highlight the issues student veterans face when transitioning from active military service, a deployment culture, and an armed forces lifestyle to civilian life, becoming a student-veteran, and an asset to potential employers. Included are specifics of becoming a veteran, the transitional phases of a veteran returning to the civilian life and the employment sector, how the military and government actively provide services and resources from military discharge, the criteria for eligibility of benefits, and resources to receive those benefits. Also included are a history of student veterans in higher education, discussion of the student-veteran encounter with faculty, staff, and administrators, and a campus ready understanding of the military culture. Additionally, resources in universities to accommodate incoming student-veterans to better acclimate them to higher education and the environment are delineated issues as are student-veterans and mental health. Discussion of music therapy as a coping resource and other benefits for student veterans in higher education conclude the discussion.
Mental Health, Music Therapy, Student Veteran Resources, Student Veterans, Veterans, Veterans and Music Therapy
Date of Defense
November 18, 2019.
A Thesis submitted to the College of Music in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Music.
Includes bibliographical references.
Jayne M. Standley, Professor Directing Thesis; Clifford Madsen, Committee Member; Alice-Ann Darrow, Committee Member.
Florida State University
Latimer, L. (2019). Music Therapy as a Helpful Tool for Student Veterans in Higher Education. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/2019_Fall_Latimer_fsu_0071N_15639