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. Keith McWilliams is a client-centered and innovative occupational therapist with more than eight years of experience in brain and spinal cord injury treatment and research, oncology treatment, management, budgeting, training/program development and client/family relations. Dr. McWilliams is based at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Dallas, TX campus.
Dr. McWilliams received his Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) from Maryville University Saint Louis. He was a NCAA Men’s Basketball athlete, being a member of the 2003-04 NCAA Tournament team and a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) champion. In 2013, Dr. McWilliams became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), awarded by the Brain Injury Association of America and a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (DRS).
He earned a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) from Texas Woman’s University in 2016. He is one of the first graduates to receive the degree in Texas. His capstone project focused on Driver Rehabilitation for clients with acquired brain injury. Dr. McWilliams joined the university in 2018.