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Occupational Therapy

Phyllis Wenthe

Phyllis Wenthe photo


Occupational Therapy

Health Sciences Center, 234
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804


Teaches introductory courses on the skills and procedures used in the examination and treatment of conditions that impact occupational performance; use of adaptive equipment, adaptive methods, and environmental impact are also examined.

Her clinical practice and research interests focus on the social participation of adolescents with a disability. She is particularly interested in health promotion across the lifespan.

Education and Training

PhD, University of Iowa
Health & Sport Studies

MEd, St. Ambrose University
Post-secondary Disability Services

BS, University of Kansas
Occupational Therapy

Courses Taught

MOT 440 Kinesiology I: Analysis of Movement
MOT 486: Skills & Adaptations for Occupational Performance
MOT 589: Occupational Studies & Participation in Pediatrics
Research courses
Special Topics classes in the area of adaptive sports.


American Occupational Therapy Association
Iowa Occupational Therapy Association

Recent or Noteworthy Publications

Morrissey, J., Wenthe, P.J., Janz, Letuchy, E.M., Levy, S.M., & Janz, K.F. (2012). Specific types of family support and adolescent non-school physical activity levels. Pediatric Exercise Science, 24(3), 333-46.

Wenthe, P.J., Janz, K.F., Levy, S.M. (2009). Gender similarities and differences in factors associated with adolescent moderate-vigorous physical activity. Pediatric Exercise Science, 21(3), 291-304.

Janz, K.F., Letuchy, E.M., Wenthe, P., & Levy, S.M. (2008). Measuring activity in children and adolescents using self-report: PAQ-C and PAQ-A. Medicine and Science in Sports & Exercise, 40(4), 767-772.

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