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
Yvonne Body is an Assistant Professor at the University of St. Augustine’s, San Marcos campus. She initially worked in different clinical settings and gravitated toward outpatient orthopedics where she has maintained her focus. She is currently working toward her Doctor of Health Science at Nova Southeastern University.
She had been a contributing faculty member at USA for seven years and joined the core faculty team in 2018. Professor Body has been involved with Gross Anatomy 1 and 2, Pathophysiology, Biophysical Agents, Applied Anatomy 1, and Musculoskeletal 3 courses.