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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy


Shenandoah University Occupational Therapy Associate Professor Alicia Lutman, OTD, and OT student Tessa Myers, both masked and sitting at a desk, featured in a Northern Virginia Daily photo by Rich Cooley.

Occupational Therapy Students and Alumni Engage in Law Enforcement-Related Research

Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy Alicia Lutman, OTD, and occupational therapy program alumni Brianna Boelte, Amanda Gibs, Diana Gold, Mollie Kamerow, BriAnna Thomassy, participated in the creation of an article that appeared in the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association Winter Journal 2021, under Dr. Lutman’s byline: “Effectiveness of Law Enforcement Officer Training Pertaining […]

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Occupational Therapy Program Promotes Diversity, Dialogue

Shenandoah University’s occupational therapy program is doing its part to promote diversity, equity and inclusion by establishing a local chapter of the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity, or COTAD. The Shenandoah University Chapter of COTAD has similar goals as the national organization, which includes promoting diversity and inclusion within the occupational therapy workforce […]

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Shenandoah University occupational therapy student La’Shandra “Elle” Russell ’19

A Head Start on Early Intervention

When Shenandoah University occupational therapy student La’Shandra “Elle” Russell ’19 graduates from the OT program in December, she will have earned not only a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, but also a Georgetown University Certificate in Early Intervention, courtesy of the Graduate Education of Related Service Providers at Georgetown University (GEORGE) program. GEORGE is an […]

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Alumni Successes

Autumn O'Hara

Autumn Wacker O’Hara Utilizes Degree to Help Others

Autumn Wacker O’Hara ’11 chose to pursue her degree at Shenandoah because of its flexible, hybrid Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, which allows students to develop as leaders and scholars with a balance of online and in-person coursework. “There is so much information out there and so much that occupational therapists can do […]

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Health Professions Faculty Work Recognized

Associate Professor in the Division of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies & Director of Pre-Health and Interprofessional Education Anne Schempp, MPAS, PA-C, has been named chair of the Physician Assistant Education Association’s (PAEA) End of Curriculum Exam Development Board. As chair of this board, Schempp will help develop and oversee a new exam for graduating PA […]

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