Marcia Hamilton, OTD, MSHS, OTR/L, BCTS

Program Director, OT Programs—Miami, FL Campus


Miami, FL


College of Rehabilitative Sciences




Doctor of Occupational Therapy, South University
Master of Science in Health Science, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Kean University

Research Interests

Program development
Population health and impact of COVID-19 and recovery efforts
Clinical neuroscience curriculum

In collaboration with the Associate Dean and faculty, the Program Director assures delivery of the local campus curriculum in a manner that meets program goals, learning outcomes, consistency and institutional expectations. The Program Director also leads local campus programmatic accreditation to assure all standards are met and reports are appropriately filed.

The Program Director is accountable for strategic plan initiatives concerning the program, as well as integrating with other departments and programs to promote assessment of educational effectiveness. Program Directors serve as an important conduit connecting the program with other University departments, communicating information and contributing to the growth and improvement of the institution.

Marcia Hamilton, OTD, MSHS, OTR/L, BCTS serves as Program Director—Occupational Therapy Programs (Miami) and is also an Assistant Professor.

Dr. Marcia Hamilton is Board Certified by the American Occupational Therapy Association in Pediatrics and carries additional certification in the use of NSM kinesiology tape application. She is a proponent of integrative health and wellness programs and has presented on this subject at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress.

Dr. Hamilton received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Kean University in 1983 and her Master of Science in Health Science, Integrative Health and Wellness Programs in 2012 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). In 2012, she was awarded the Graduate Scholar Research Award for the School of Health-related Professions at UMDNJ. She completed her clinical Doctor of Occupational Therapy in 2017 at South University. She joined the faculty at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2017.