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on August 23, 2013 by Nancy Bise

Wanna See What A Level II Experience Can Be Like?

For those readers that don’t know, Maryville’s OT students have five, count ’em, five different fieldwork experiences during their studies at Maryville.  A fieldwork experience is where our students leave campus and work along side experienced OT’s.  Our fieldworks are broken into two levels – Level I’s and Level II’s.  The Level I experiences are… Continue Reading

on August 15, 2013 by Nancy Bise

A Lot Has Been Going On in OT Land . . .

. . . and the Blogmaster has been very remiss in her duties!!!  First and foremost, we want to congratulate our very own Bob Cunningham for completing his doctorate in Higher Education.  He completed his doctorate at UMSL (University of Missouri St. Louis) and is dissertation was titled,  “The effects of word prediction and text-to-speech on… Continue Reading

on April 30, 2012 by Nancy Bise

We Won!

OT students from across the country were challenged to come up with the best video answering the question “What Is OT?”.  Dr. Becky von der Heyde made it a class assignment and had the students break into small groups.  All groups submitted their videos to AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association).  One of our student group’s… Continue Reading

on April 27, 2012 by Nancy Bise


Fifty-three (53!) of our OT students traveled to Indianapolis to attend the AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) conference being held in Indianapolis in April 2012.  Faculty members Robyn Otty and Karen Parker Davis assisted students in their fundraising efforts to offset the student’s costs of attending conference.  Raffle baskets, ‘mix-in-a-jar’ sales, corn bag sales, bingo… Continue Reading

on February 21, 2012 by Nancy Bise

Fieldwork Reflections

Following are quotes from our students who recently returned from their Level II fieldwork experiences. The students were given the following themes upon which to base their quotes: You made a difference You engendered trust You communicated effectively You found role models You faced realities Their quotes are as follows: I realized that the things… Continue Reading

on April 8, 2011 by Nancy Bise

Kinesiology – Done Maryville Style!!

Check out how Maryville University students learn kinesiology . . . and have fun in the process! Click on to see our students and professors in action!  Who knew a professor had those kind of moves???

on February 22, 2011 by Nancy Bise

“This I Believe” Assignment

Kelly Reinkemeyer is a 2nd year Occupational Therapy Student at Maryville University.  As part of her Occupational Therapy Theory course, Kelly was asked to develop a “This I Believe” essay based on the international project engaging people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives ( ). The project… Continue Reading

on November 4, 2010 by Nancy Bise

MUSOTA Prepares Care Packages for our Soldiers in Afghanistan!

The pictures are of our Maryville OT students wrapping gifts and packing boxes to send off to Capt Erik Johnson (U. S. Army) who is stationed in Afghanistan. In December ‘09, Capt. Johnson sent an email to all OT Program Directors asking if their students wanted to sponsor his OT clinic for a designated month… Continue Reading

on August 3, 2010 by Nancy Bise

Masters Luncheon!

Once our students are finished with their masters presentations (and their studies at Maryville as they are now officially our newest alumni!) we celebrated with our students, their families and friends at the Donius University Center for lunch. Left: Jessica Aylor and Keith McWilliams                        

on August 3, 2010 by Nancy Bise

Masters Presentations!

Our graduating students presented their masters presentations in the Auditorium on Thursday, July 29th—their last official day as students in our program! The first group to present consisted of Stacy Bean, Kristen Castens, Claire DePrimo, Jessica Graves, Heather McEwen and Emily Rauh that presented on the topic “Fall Prevention in a Continuing Care Retirement Community:… Continue Reading

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