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Occupational Therapy Department
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Occupational Therapy Department

The occupational therapy profession combines a holistic perspective with evidence-based practice to improve the quality of life for patients and families in their daily activities at home, work, and in the community. From the first day of class at A.T. Still University (ATSU), students are immersed in the Occupational Therapy Department’s comprehensive curriculum infused with the professional philosophy of occupational therapy as well as the tenets of osteopathic medicine centered on whole person healthcare that integrates the body, mind, and spirit. This heralded approach optimizes health, well-being, and participation in meaningful activity.

ATSU’s occupational therapy programs are always looking for new, highly qualified, high-quality training sites. If you know of a facility interested in providing rotation or internship positions for occupational therapists, please contact academic fieldwork coordinator, Lacee Andrews, OTD, OTR/L, CNS at or 480.245.6255


Residential Degree Programs

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
The Occupational Therapy Entry Level Master of Science is a 27-month, full-time, continuous program with a curriculum designed to prepare occupational therapy practitioners to provide high-quality healthcare
delivery settings. A strong foundation of critical inquiry is applied to the practice, education and administration of healthcare. See accreditation.

See ATSU-ASHS Occupational Therapy Program Sheet

Doctor of Occupational Therapy - Entry Level
A.T. Still University's entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy program is a 36-month, full-time residential program. Graduates of this program will be prepared to practice in traditional settings as well as trained for innovative and visionary practice to meet society’s occupational needs. They will be equipped to not only work with individuals, groups and populations but will be prepared for leadership, activism and advocacy with program development as a focus area of study.
Occupational Therapy Leadership
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Arizona School of Health Sciences, ATSU | Ann Lee Burch, Dean
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A.T. Still University | Craig Phelps, DO
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A.T. Still University | Clinton Normore, MBA
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Dr. Rebecca Wolf Details the Occupational Therapy Degree Offerings at ATSU-ASHS
Occupational Therapy Faculty & Staff

Occupational Therapy Departmental Faculty

Rebecca Wolf Rebecca L. Wolf, JD, MPH, OTR/L
Associate Professor

Tania Shearon Tania Shearon, DHSc, OTR/L, CHT, C-IAYT
Assistant Professor
Director of Curriculum

Jennfer RadziakJennifer Radziak, OTD, OTR/L, CHT
Program Director
Assistant Professor

Katherine Jones

Katherine Jones, MA, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Assistant Professor
Director of Progression and Retention

Adam Story

Adam Story, PT, DPT, OTR/L, OTD, MTC
Assistant Professor

Brandi Fulwider

Brandi Fulwider, PhD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor

Meryl Abbey Glenn

Meryl “Abbey” Glenn, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS
Assistant Professor
Doctoral Capstone Coordinator

Melinda Delbridge

Melinda Delbridge, MS, OTR/L, CBIS

Lacee Andrews

Lacee Andrews, OTD, OTR/L, CNS
Assistant Professor
Director of Clinical Education
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Briana Bonner

Benjamin Gross MOT, OTR/L

Rachel Diamant Rachel B. Diamant, PhD, OTR/L, BCP
Emeritus Professor and consultant

Sue Dahl-Popolizio Sue Dahl-Popolizio, DBH, OTR/L
Associate Professor
Director of Research

Mara Funke Mara Funke, MPH

Departmental Staff

Ashley White Ashley White
Program Manager

Tami Lofland Tami Lofland
Administrative Assistant, Academic Fieldwork

Occupational Therapy in Action
The occupational therapy curriculum facilitates the student’s ability to examine and explore activities that are meaningful throughout a patient’s lifespan and involve them in activities within the contexts of home, work, school, play/leisure, and community.
The curriculum includes “hands-on” experiences encompassing community-service learning to allow students additional opportunities for practical application of coursework. Students work cooperatively with other members of the healthcare team and in collaboration with the individual’s entire support system to fully understand how to eliminate barriers and meet healthcare goals. The small class size allows for more direct interaction between students and faculty.
Two ATSU students with a child patient on an exercise ball ATSU students
Occupational Therapy Scholarly Showcase
The occupational therapy faculty and students from both the residential and online programs participate in scholarly work that is broad in scope and encompasses many forms of scholarship beyond the expectations of discovery research. The focus of many of the scholarly activities within the occupational therapy department involves the scholarship of application through community-based projects.

Occupational Therapy Department