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. Brittani H. Freund has two years of experience as an adjunct professor at A.T. Still University’s Masters of Kinesiology Program. Her most recent professional titles are as follows at EXOS (formerly Athlete’s Performance): Physical Therapy Manager, Center Coordinator of Clinical Education, and Continuing Education Host/Coordinator.
Dr. Freund had the privilege of being the head PT/ATC at one of the high performance training centers at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She continues to serve as a United States Olympic team sports medicine volunteer.
Dr. Freund is currently in pursuit of her PhD from Texas Woman’s University. She also has pending publications about concussion history and career influence in professional football players and the effects of cumulative football years played on baseline neurocognitive performance.