Marcia Hamilton, OTD, MSHS, OTR/L, BCP, BCTS

Program Director, OT Programs—Miami, FL Campus

In collaboration with the Associate Dean and faculty, the Program Director assures delivery of the local campus curriculum in a manner that meets program goals, learning outcomes, consistency and institutional expectations. The Program Director also leads local campus programmatic accreditation to assure all standards are met and reports are appropriately filed.

The Program Director is accountable for strategic plan initiatives concerning the program, as well as integrating with other departments and programs to promote assessment of educational effectiveness. Program Directors serve as an important conduit connecting the program with other University departments, communicating information and contributing to the growth and improvement of the institution.

Marcia Hamilton, OTD, MSHS, OTR/L, BCTS is Program Director—Occupational Therapy Programs (Miami) and also serves as an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Hamilton is Board Certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association in Pediatrics and carries additional certification in the use of NSM kinesiology tape application.

She is a proponent of integrative health and wellness programs and has presented on this subject at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress. She has presented most recently on population health amid COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, and is presently involved in interdisciplinary research on the impact of COVID-19 on graduate healthcare students. She most recently designed and is delivering a telehealth program to help improve occupational performance and well-being of seniors living in assisted living communities.

Dr. Hamilton received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Kean University in 1983 and her Master of Science in Health Science, Integrative Health and Wellness Programs in 2012 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In 2012, she was awarded the Graduate Scholar Research Award for the School of Health-related Professions at UMDNJ. She completed her clinical Doctor of Occupational Therapy in 2017 at South University.