A Look Into the GU OTD White Coat Ceremony & Celebrate Ruskin

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On Friday May 4th, 2018, the 2nd Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) cohort (c/o 2019) at the GU Ruskin campus gathered with faculty, families, and loved ones at Prince of Peace Catholic Church to display their scholarly research for Celebrate Ruskin and to attend their White Coat ceremony. Around 2pm, OTD students awaited anxiously near their […]

Gannon University Recognizes Occupational Therapy Month Across Two Campuses

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The occupational therapy programs on Gannon University’s campuses in Erie and Ruskin, Florida are collectively among the University’s largest in terms of enrollment. So, it’s no surprise that the observance of National Occupational Therapy month throughout April has been a flurry of events, celebrations and service. The third-year students in Gannon’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) […]

Dining in the Dark to Benefit Sight Center

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The Gannon University chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon honor society for occupational therapy (OT) students and alumni will present Dining in the Dark, an event to increase awareness and promote advocacy for individuals who experience low vision or no vision. The event will be held Sunday, April 8 from 1-4 p.m. at The Knight Club, […]

Orientation Week Pro-tips for Summer @ GU Ruskin

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For some, summer is more than just a break, it’s an opportunity to jump start classes! Physical therapy and athletic training students will be arriving on our Ruskin, Florida campus beginning May 30, and new OT’s will be here mid-August (i.e., before you know it!). Check out OTD student Sue’s tips for a stress-free orientation experience. […]

Promoting Social Change: Occupational Therapy Doctorate

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My GU classmates and I have begun our Level 1 occupational therapy fieldwork experiences. In the occupational therapy doctorate program (OTD), we go through three “Level I” placements and two “Level II” placements prior to completing the program. Currently, we’re on our first psycho-social rotations, and have been placed at some of our many community partner […]

Preserving your mental health through the stress of finals season

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The atmosphere around this time at most college campuses is one of high stress and busy bodies. This goes for professors and students! It is difficult not to get wrapped up in it and keep a healthy perspective, but taking care of yourself and stepping back to live in the moment is something that is […]

Gannon welcomes inaugural Occupational Therapy Doctorate students

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On April 25, 2015 Gannon University welcomed the inaugural Occupational Therapy Doctorate cohort to campus for an informational reception. The OTD program is the first program to call the Ruskin, Fla. campus home.  Provost Dr. Carolynn Masters welcomed the students and their families to campus noting that “we’re at a major point in our history […]

25 signs you’re an OT major

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Occupational therapy: one of the best programs Gannon University has to offer, in my humble and extremely biased opinion. Being in my junior year of OT, I kind of noticed how the program’s teaching and ideals have slowly taken over my soul. I know I’m not alone. For my fellow future occupational therapists, here are […]

Gannon taking Florida by storm

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Gannon University is extending its reach all the way to Ruskin, Fla., by opening a new campus location that offers health science programs including an occupational therapy doctoral program. In the summer of 2015, Gannon intends to offer graduate Health Professional programs after being granted Florida State Education Commission approval. Gannon is waiting on accreditation […]

Keeping it upperclassy

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You’re a wide-eyed freshman, sitting in the first introductory class that pertains to your major. The professor prattles off information about your future career, including classes you’ll eventually take as an upperclassman. The professor then comments about the upperclassmen and their work ethic. To you, they seem so determined, focused and passionate about their field […]