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
Dr. Jasper graduated from Universidad de Sta. Isabel, Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy and obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy from AT Still University (ATSU). She received her PhD in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Her doctoral work was focused on the impact of a prescribed walking in older adults with dizziness.
Dr. Jasper has over 12 years of clinical experience. Seven years of those had been dedicated to neurologic physical therapy. Prior to her appointment at University of St. Augustine, she was a Senior Clinician for Advent Health Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is a Geriatric Certified Specialist, Neurologic Certified Specialist, Certified Competent in Vestibular Rehabilitation, APTA Advanced Clinical Instructor, Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA), Certified LSVT Big for Parkinson, Certified clinician for Balance Based Torso Weighting (BBTW) for ataxia, ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist and Certified in Evidence-Based Concussion.
Dr. Jasper is the Academic Education Committee chair for the APTA Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Florida Physical Therapy Association Neurologic SIG (FPTA NeuroSIG) secretary, and FPTA NeuroSIG Evidence-based Document committee chair. She is also a member of the APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) CSM Programming committee and the Guide to Physical Therapy Revision work group.