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. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from the University at Buffalo in 1994, a Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ, in 2012, and a Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2021. His dissertation topic was “Doctor of Physical Therapy Students’ Clinical Reasoning Self-Efficacy during the Telerehabilitation Era.”
Dr. Campbell has experience as a physical therapist clinician, clinical instructor, and administrator providing adult and pediatric orthopedic, neurology, sports and rehabilitation services. He is an orthopedic board-certified specialist in physical therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.
In addition to serving as past chair of the Texas Consortium for Physical Therapy Clinical Education, he serves as Delegate-at-Large for the Texas Physical Therapy Association, responsible for advocacy and policymaking at the national level. Research activities, presentations and publications include clinical decision-making, self-efficacy and factors facilitating successful clinical experiences. He continues to present nationally on his research.