Our personal education nurtures professional success. Faculty members combine clinical experience with passionate dedication to their students, clients and profession. Students learn how to integrate professionalism and service from exemplary role models. OT faculty members are known to bring students into their private practices to work with patients, and to travel abroad with their students on service trips in community and public health settings.
Established students mentor new OT students, while campus organizations get them involved in the department and the community. The Student Occupational Therapy Association, the student arm of AOTA, engages in service projects such as assisting with Special Olympics, and provides opportunities for professional development, including attending AOTA's annual conference. Joint lectures, clinical discussions and special projects, like the Health Sciences Adventure Camp for 7th- and 8th-graders, introduce our students to working with other health care professionals on a rehabilitation team.