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New publications by UIndy Occupational Therapy faculty

Several faculty from the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy are authors on recently published articles and book chapters that contribute to the body of knowledge in occupational therapy practice. Katie Polo, DHS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA is a co-author of the peer-reviewed publication “Interventions to promote diabetes self-management in children and youth: A scoping review,”

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UIndy Schools of OT & PT offering Preview Visits for prospective students

If you’re interested in a career in occupational therapy or physical therapy, you’ve likely already visited the websites for the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy or Krannert School of Physical Therapy. Now, thanks to Preview Visits, you have a chance to get an inside look at these two well-established and well-respected programs. Preview

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UIndy OT faculty available at AOTA virtual fair

People interested in learning more about careers in occupational therapy are invited to join the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy at a virtual education fair on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. The Occupational Therapy Education Virtual Fair is sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association. From 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on August 3,

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UIndy OT faculty publish research on COPD, substance abuse, and telehealth

Three faculty members of the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy have recently published research in peer-reviewed articles.  This research, on three widely varied topics, will advance the use of occupational therapy in helping people achieve and maintain healthy and productive lives. Beth Ann Walker, PhD, OTR, assistant professor, published “An Open-Access Review to

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Webinar: Work while getting master’s degree in OT

You: Have a bachelor’s degree, but are looking for a career change or a direction to go since college graduation. Want a career that will allow you to make a difference in people’s lives. Us: A nationally-ranked School of Occupational Therapy with a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)  program designed for people to earn their

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The serious business of sensory integration

On certain days if you walk down the halls of the Health Pavilion and look into the occupational therapy classrooms, you might think that child’s play is taking place — games of Twister, Bop-It, and Operation going on with laughter filling the air; students jumping on trampolines, swinging, or finger painting. But be assured that serious

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Using occupational therapy to help long-term care residents advocate for themselves

Dr. Julie Bednarski, assistant professor in the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy, recently published a peer-reviewed article in the January 2016 issue of The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy. Bednarski’s article, “An Elective Course Exploring Occupational Justice Through Occupational Storytelling and Story Making,” stemmed from her doctoral work at Chatham University. Bednarski created

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UIndy OT professor to take on role of IOTA president

At the upcoming Indiana Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA) Fall Conference, University of Indianapolis Assistant Professor Victoria Wilburn, DHSc, OTR will assume the role of president of the statewide OT organization. Wilburn has served IOTA as president-elect for the past year and will lead the organization for the next two years. As president, Wilburn will have

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New semester in new building underway for College of Health Sciences

Classes for the Fall 2015 semester began at the University of Indianapolis yesterday. However, many of the students enrolled in the College of Health Sciences found their way to the University’s new Health Pavilion last week as several programs hosted new student orientation. The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) program welcomed more than a dozen

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Deadline approaching for Master’s of OT applications

September 1 is the deadline to submit applications for the University of Indianapolis part-time Master’s of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program. Students admitted from this round of applications will begin their occupational therapy studies in January 2016. The entry-level MOT program is ideal for people who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and would like to

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Fall Open House for students interested in health science careers

Are you considering a career in occupational therapy, physical therapy, athletic training or public health? Plan to attend the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences Open House on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Visitors to the Open House can learn more about these programs: Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Part-time Master of Occupational Therapy

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UIndy OT & PT add to faculty ranks

Dr. Stephanie P. Kelly, dean of the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences, recently announced the addition of several new faculty members in the university’s School of Occupational Therapy and Krannert School of Physical Therapy. These faculty members will begin their teaching assignments in Fall 2015. School of Occupational Therapy Sally Wasmuth, PhD, MS,

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Occupational Therapy prof named to AOTA Ethics Commission

Brenda Howard, DHSc, OTR, assistant professor in the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy, has been appointed to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Ethics Commission as an OT Member-At-Large. Howard will serve the commission for a three-year term beginning on July 1, 2015. The Ethics Commission is a 9-person commission responsible for revising

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Leadership structure changes in College of Health Sciences

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences announced several recent changes to the leadership structure of the School of Occupational Therapy and the Krannert School of Physical Therapy, as well as the creation of a college-wide director of research. School of Occupational Therapy Kate DeCleene Huber, OTR, OTD, MS was named Chair of the

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CHS honors students for academic achievement

The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences recently honored 16 undergraduate students for outstanding academic achievement and leadership. The evening, which was held in UIndy Hall, began with dinner and networking opportunities for the students with UIndy graduates in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, exercise science, sport management, physical education,

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UIndy OT faculty & students present at national conference

The American Association of Occupational Therapy’s Annual Conference & Expo takes place April 16-18 in Nashville, Tennessee. The UIndy School of Occupational Therapy will be well represented with several faculty and students making the seven presentations listed below. Community-Based Fieldwork: A Collaboration Between OT Students and a Foster Care Alternative Organization. Presented by: Victoria Wilburn,

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Alumna brings OT skills back to children of her native Ukraine

Note: This story appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of UIndy’s Portico magazine. A volunteer assignment for a foundation called Mission to Ukraine set Olya Mangusheva ’11 on a course to a new career and a happy collision with the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy. Olya began volunteering with Mission to Ukraine in

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UIndy to host OT, PT, PTA Job Fair

Careers in the healthcare sector continue to be good bets for future employment. Match that with UIndy’s noted reputation in educating students for health careers such as occupational and physical therapy and you have a recipe for success. To help students and graduates find the job that’s right for them, UIndy will host its annual

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What’s in your future: Health Sciences Open House

Look at nearly any list of “hot jobs” and you’ll find health careers listed. The University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences Open House on Saturday, March 21 can help you decide if careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy or public health are careers you want to pursue. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, and physical therapist

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Sensory Integration Game Day for the win in OT!

Recently the UIndy Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) class of 2016 participated in “Sensory Integration Game Day.” You can see from these photos it was a fun day for all. Sensory integration is a specialty area in occupational therapy that focuses on helping people, usually children, who have difficulty processing sensory information. Examples of sensory

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