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Phyllis Wenthe

Professor


Dr. Wenthe's experience is with individuals with physical disabilities, both congenital and acquired, from adolescence to older adults.

She is concerned about equal access for individuals with a disability and is interested in researching and promoting physical activity and the opportunity for all individuals with a disability to explore various sports and leisure activities.

Dr. Wenthe is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Iowa Occupational Therapy Association. Her community service has focused on working with community agencies offering participation opportunities for individuals with a disability.

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Education and Training


  • PhD, University of Iowa, Health & Sport Studies
  • MEd, St. Ambrose University, Post-secondary Disability Services
  • BS, University of Kansas, Occupational Therapy

I was drawn to the profession of occupational therapy because of its emphasis on promoting independence in meaningful activities through environmental modification, adaptive methods, and creative problem-solving.

Dr. Phyllis Wenthe


Recent 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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Courses Taught

OTD 540: Analyzing Movement in Occupational Performance
OTD 550, OTD 550: Interventions IA & IB
OTD 705, OTD 750, OTD 800: Doctoral Project & Doctoral Experiential Component

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