Dr. Marcia Hamilton has practiced as an occupational therapist for 35 years. Her clinical experience is in diverse practice settings, including early intervention, outpatient rehabilitation, public and private schools, developmental disabilities, school settings, sub-acute care, private practice, and primary care.
Dr. Hamilton is Board Certified in Pediatrics and carries additional certification in the use of neurosensory, structural and microcirculatory kinesiology tape application. She designed and obtained funding for a wheelchair accessible playground, “Project Fun,” which has provided an opportunity for children with disabilities to participate. She is actively involved in promoting continuing education and has presented at the national, state, and local levels. She is a strong proponent of wellness and health promotion and will present on this subject at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress in May of 2018.
She received her BSOT 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 of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2017. Dr. Hamilton serves in the course coordinator role for the interdisciplinary course of Wellness and Health Promotion at all four campuses.