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. Precious Osuoha is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette earning a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where she earned a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. Dr. Osuoha received her PhD of Occupational Therapy in 2017 from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Osuoha has over ten years of experience in various areas of practice with a main focus and passion in adult neurorehabilitation in the areas of cerebral vascular injuries, traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases specifically dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Osuoha is an active member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA). She is also a member of the AOTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force.
Dr. Osuoha has three years of experience in academia. Dr. Osuoha has experience teaching Adult Neuromuscular Dysfunction, Biomechanics, and Adult Service Delivery. She has been a Certified Fieldwork Educator since 2016. Her research interests include dementia specifically caregiver burden/improving satisfaction with caregiving and stroke/traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.