The Center for Productive Living, housed within the School of Occupational Therapy, gives Brenau students the opportunity to provide occupational therapy services to community members of all ages and different abilities. Students earn experience and hone their skills, while also helping fill the gap for those who are uninsured or in need. The center’s students will work one-on-one with their clients to help them recover, improve and maintain the motor functions needed to live a fulfilling life.

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for Productive Living is to provide occupational therapy services to individuals, organizations and populations in local and international communities. The center strives to promote individual and family health by facilitating engagement in purposeful and meaningful occupations, and consequently, optimal participation in society. The center seeks to provide life-changing educational experiences to students in order  to prepare practitioners who creatively lead, inspire and better the lives of people in their communities.

What We Do

Occupational therapy students offer OT services with supervision from licensed occupational therapists. Students work — without monetary payment — with children and adults at both the Brenau East and North Atlanta locations, and in the community. 

Some of Brenau’s community OT partners include Aim to BE3, Brightstone Transitions and Champions Place. Students work with members of these organizations to provide life and social skills training, and prevocational and vocational training, specifically for young adults with intellectual disabilities who are transitioning into the workforce.