Elizabeth Barnes, OTR/L

Instructor, OT Programs


San Marcos, CA


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
Dementia Care
Neurological Rehabilitation
Sensory Integration
Traumatic Brain Injuries


Master of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science Kinesiology-option of Kinesiotherapy, California State University of Long Beach

Elizabeth (Liz) Barnes graduated from the University of Southern California occupational therapy program and since then has been practicing within several different settings. Barnes started in school-based private practice, with an emphasis on sensory integration for three years. She then took an opportunity to work for the U.S. Army in Germany, helping to develop a mild traumatic brain injury program, which she also later implemented at Camp Pendleton for the U.S. Navy.

Barnes also worked within acute rehab and acute inpatient at a hospital, focusing on physical disabilities. The last 10 years she has been working in skilled nursing facilities, inpatient and outpatient care, and she has also managed outpatient care. In 2022, Barnes transitioned to core faculty with the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.