At a key transition point in their studies, occupational therapy students across all USAHS campuses participate in a meaningful ritual, witnessed by family and friends. The OT pinning ceremony marks the end of the classroom portion of their studies and the beginning of their fieldwork. For Residential MOT and OTD students, this happens in their fourth term, and for Flex, in the seventh term. A longstanding tradition in OT practice, the pin celebrates the diversity of practice areas, the client-centered nature of our practice and the values of our profession. “It’s an opportunity for faculty to acknowledge our students’ transition from classroom learning to clinical learning,” says Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L, director of the entry-level OT programs on Read more
Amanda Grant graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. Shortly after, she earned her Manual Therapy Certification and became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. In 2010, Amanda completed the Orthopaedic Fellowship program at USA.
Currently, Amanda is a full-time faculty member at the University of St. Augustine’s Florida campus, and instructs in both the on-campus and Flex physical therapy programs in both entry level and advanced spine and extremity courses. In addition she is a mentor for both the residency and fellowship programs at USA. Amanda practices clinically at First Coast Rehabilitation. Most recently, Amanda was part of a 6 person relay to successfully swim across the English Channel.