Catherine (Cat) Daniel, MOT, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Instructor, OT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Health Sciences


School Systems


Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Western New Mexico University (COTA to MOT bridge program)
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration, University of Phoenix
Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy, Amarillo College

Research Interests

Integrative/Classroom Therapy
Therapist and Educational Team Collaboration
Self-Regulation/Sensory Modulation
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Preventing Therapist Burnout

Cat Daniel earned a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) from the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) to MOT bridge program at Western New Mexico University.

As a COTA, her areas of practice ranged from a private practice outpatient hand clinic, hospital setting (in acute, inpatient, outpatient and day program facility) at St. David’s Medical Center, skilled nursing facility and pediatric school-based practice. The bulk of Daniel’s practice has been as a civil servant in the public school system as a related service for 13 years, when she worked in two school districts in the Central Texas Region. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences as contributing faculty in May 2021 and transitioned into full-time faculty on the Austin, TX campus in July 2021.