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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy


Carolyn Adams '23, Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

Capstone Project Benefits Community

A Shenandoah University doctoral student’s occupational therapy capstone project is set to help Winchester-area residents learn more about aging in place. Carolyn Adams ’23 is partnering with Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity to teach a series of classes about the concept.  “I wanted to develop a program that would benefit seniors and their caregivers in […]

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Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Morghen Sikes, Ph.D., MS OTR/L with balloons.

Friday Faculty Spotlight: Morghen Sikes, Ph.D.

Welcome to the Friday Faculty Spotlight, which is focused this week on Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Morghen Sikes, Ph.D., M.S., OTR/L. Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about Dr. Sikes, who received the university’s 2021 Transformative Teaching Award at the graduate level. In her full Friday Faculty Spotlight here at su.edu, you’ll […]

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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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Alumni Successes

Shenandoah University MSOT graduate Kenneth Matthews '17.

Occupational Therapy Grad Wins Military Award

Shenandoah University Master of Science in Occupational Therapy graduate Lt. Kenneth Matthews ’17, has been named Navy Medicine’s Occupational Therapy Officer of the Year for 2022.  To learn more, read the whole story from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service at  https://www.dvidshub.net/news/437191/nmccl-lieutenant-named-navy-medicines-occupational-therapy-officer-year.

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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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