School of Occupational Therapy

About Occupational Therapy

The Mission of the School of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a health profession which is committed to helping all people participate in necessary and meaningful activities of life.    The School of Occupational Therapy provides graduate education programs preparing students to become occupational therapists who excel in Practice, Inquiry and Advocacy.  Building on and continuing the values of liberal education, students are guided to become excellent practitioners in diverse settings; to improve the profession by engaging in practice scholarship; and to provide leadership and advocacy ranging from local to international levels.  In conjunction with its educational mission, the School engages with the larger professional and client community to encourage high quality services and to advocate for the health and participation of people, organizations and populations through meaningful occupation.


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Brenau Occupational Therapy News

Debra Cooper reacts as she lays eyes on her daughter Staff Sgt. Markita James who told her mother she would still be in the Middle East during her mother's graduation. "She's my she-ro," James said about her mother. Surprise Veterans Reunion Highlights Graduation Ceremony May 2, 2015 - When Brenau University President Ed Schrader gave his welcoming remarks at the 2015 commencement, he gave a special acknowledgment to the active duty military personnel and veterans among the graduating class. Schrader singled out one veteran: Debra Cooper from Winder, Georgia, who was about to receive a diploma for a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. […]
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs House Bill 62 into law during the Atlanta Press Club lunch Wednesday, April 29, in front of Brenau occupational therapy alumnae Rachel Strazynski Sushner, Shelby Wrenn and Allison Guisasola. Governor Deal Signs Brenau Student-inspired Law Benefiting Military’s Special Needs Children Apr 29, 2015 - Governor Nathan Deal today signed into law a legislative act inspired by a group of Brenau University occupational therapy graduate students that would speed state educational benefits to special needs children of military personnel based in Georgia. The new law started as a 2014 project by four Brenau students in a graduate-level public health administration […]
Dr. Susan Stallings-Sahler presenting in Mumbai at ICACN Conference Apr 16, 2015 - Brenau’s Dr. Susan Stallings-Sahler has been asked to present at the International conference of Autism, Cerebral palsy and Neurodevelopmental disorders in Mumbai, India from May 1st to May 3rd. The ICACN noted that “We have very closely followed your work in occupational therapy. The work that you have been carrying out is highly commendable and […]

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