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. Romero received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Cuban University of Sports Sciences and his Master of Science degree from California University of Pennsylvania, and then received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A. T. Still University of Health Sciences and his PhD from University of Baja California. He is a practicing Physical Therapist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He’s practiced in multiple settings including with professional sports teams/athletes, outpatient, and home health. He has been teaching since 1994 with a focus on Sports Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, Musculoskeletal, Orthopedics, Movement Sciences, Strength and Conditioning, and Motor Learning. He has been a Judo athlete and coach for more than 40 years combined and currently holds the rank of 6th degree black belt. His passion is to impart his professional experiences and expertise into the classroom setting to enhance the students understanding.