Christienne Parten, OTD, MEd, OT

Assistant Professor, OT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Health Sciences


Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program


Acute Care
Adult Rehabilitation
Dementia Care
Higher Education
Interprofessional Education
Long Term / Rehabilitation Nursing
Neurological Disorders
Neurological Rehabilitation
Traumatic Brain Injuries


Post Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Master of Education in Occupational Therapy, Springfield College
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Tulane University

Research Interests

International service-learning experience
Functional recovery from neurological impairments

Dr. Christienne Parten has been a clinical instructor in the Occupational Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences on the Austin campus since August 2018.

Prior to joining the university, she worked as an occupational therapist in a variety of adult settings including inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA).  Professor Parten is originally from New Iberia, Louisiana.  She is married and has two children.  She has practiced as an occupational therapist for 20 years.  Her clinical experience has been in Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) and inpatient rehabilitation.  Dr. Parten has extensive experience in neurological rehab working with clients with brain injury and stroke.  She is Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) trained and LSVT certified.  She loves working in rehabilitation and helping clients return to independence.