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UIndy School of OT celebrates OTD accreditation status

In March 2017, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) conducted a site visit to evaluate the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy’s entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program for accreditation. The program welcomed its first OTD cohort in August 2015. The cohort is on track to graduate in May 2018. The

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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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OT and health science professors collaborate on falls risk publication

Three professors from the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy and a professor from the University’s College of Health Sciences recently published an article in the journal Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics on the benefit of education to reduce the risk of falls among older adults. Drs. Brenda Howard (lead author, pictured right),

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Therapist and student reflects on service in Belize

Physical therapist and University of Indianapolis Doctor of Health Science student Maryleen Jones was part of UIndy’s interprofessional trip to Belize last summer. On the morning of July 25, 2015, the group was in Hopkins for some R&R and service on the Caribbean Coast. Maryleen went out for a run, listening to her iPod. This

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UIndy enjoyed success of first Emerging Educators in Healthcare conference

Faculty from the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences and College of Education are celebrating the success of the first Institute for Emerging Educators in Healthcare (IEEH). Held in early August 2015, IEEH drew clinicians who are early career academics, adjunct professors, or professionals hoping to move into the academic environment as instructors. The

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4 tips for clinicians making the leap to academia

In clinical practice, Victoria Wilburn, DHSc, OTR specialized in treating children with autism and adults with neurological illnesses and injuries. That led her to a position as director of therapy at an autism center. Fast-forward three years and a Doctor of Health Science degree later, Victoria is a member of the occupational therapy faculty at

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Early bird registration rates available for “clinic to classroom” conference

Often clinical healthcare providers seek to expand their influence on their professions or desire to make the transition from the clinic, long term care facility, or school to the college classroom. The question is how to successfully make that leap? The answer is register for the Institute for Emerging Educators in Healthcare (IEEH) at the

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CHS faculty engage in “Speed Data-ing”

Recently, a dozen faculty members from the University of Indianapolis College of Health Sciences (CHS) gathered for a Speed Data-ing session. Modeled after the popular dating events in which participants get to know several new people through brief, one-on-one visits, the CHS event was intended to encourage interprofessional collaboration. “We wanted to bring CHS faculty

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School of OT to host AOTA Fieldwork Certificate Workshop

The University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy will host an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Fieldwork Educators Certificate Program workshop on May 15-16, 2015. Fieldwork educators — practicing occupational therapists who take current OT students for fieldwork assignments — have an important role in the education and training of future OT professionals. The fieldwork

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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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Virtual gaming, handwriting intervention & social media among topics for annual OT research forum

The University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy will hold its Annual Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Research Forum on Thursday, December 11 at 6:00pm in Schwitzer Student Center on the UIndy campus.  The forum will precede MOT graduation, which will take place on Friday, December 12. Each of nine graduate research groups will present

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