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2017

10

Mar

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My First Occupational Therapy Doctorate Fieldwork Experience

My classmates and I have begun our first Level 1 occupational therapy fieldwork experiences. In our occupational therapy doctorate program (OTD), we have to go through three “Level I” placements and two “Level II” placements prior to completing the program. We are on our first psychosocial rotations and have been placed at some of our […]

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2016

19

Nov

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Preserving your mental health through the stress of finals season

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 […]

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2015

11

May

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Gannon welcomes inaugural Occupational Therapy Doctorate students

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 […]

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2014

11

Nov

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25 signs you’re an OT major

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 […]

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05

Nov

Gannon taking Florida by storm

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 […]

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09

Sep

Keeping it upperclassy

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 […]

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02

Feb

2013

03

Oct

Getting crafty in Occupational Science lab

As an occupational therapy student, you may hear various nuggets of information about different courses from upperclassmen. You are forewarned by your elders that neurology lab is synonymous with death, and your thesis project will consume your entire senior year. Additionally, you’re told of a class you take sophomore year called “Occupational Science lab,” or […]

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12

Sep

Cleaning toilets, smashing spiders and other new adventures

Back-to-school is always an exciting time on my annual calendar.  There is something about buying a pack of No. 2 pencils that refreshes my spirit, and motivates me to do my best in the upcoming school year.  Despite being almost 20 years old, I still pounce on the opportunity to inhale a deep whiff of […]

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2011

27

Dec

5 Things To Know About Occupational Therapy

Does a career in the medical field excite you, but the idea of going to school for a long period of time scare you off? Then Gannon’s occupational therapy program may be for you. Here are 5 quick facts to get you started: 1. At Gannon, you can get a Master’s degree in occupational therapy […]

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