OT Students To Convene; Explore Telerehabilitation, Emerging Practice Areas, and More
Bethesda, MD — Hundreds of college students studying occupational therapy are scheduled to convene in Louisville, Kentucky, to explore topics ranging from telerehabilitation to wounded warriors.
These highly employable students—occupational therapist recently ranked 19th in Money Magazine’s 100 Best Jobs in America and 9th in the top 10 booming jobs, —will participate in the 2010 American Occupational Therapy Association/National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy National Student Conclave on November 5 and 6.
Besides meeting job recruiters, networking and preparing for certification, students can attend clinical sessions ranging from early childhood intervention to productive aging.
“This year’s conclave draws on three powerful paths toward the future of occupational therapy—AOTA leadership advancements in practice, advocacy, education and research; NBCOT certification standards for quality practice and public service; and student preparation through learning and foresight into the future,” says AOTA President Florence Clark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. “In the end, we’re really all about helping our clients to live life to its fullest.
All sessions and exhibits will be held at the Galt House Hotel. To see program descriptions and presenters, please click here,
Interested in speaking with Dr. Clark or AOTA/NBCOT Student Conclave presenters? Please contact Beth Mullen, 301-652-6611, x2963.
Founded in 1917, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) represents the professional interests and concerns of more than 140,000 occupational therapists, assistants, and students nationwide. The Association educates the public and advances the profession of occupational therapy by providing resources, setting standards including accreditations, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. Based in Bethesda, Md., AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward promoting the professional development of its members and assuring consumer access to quality services so patients can maximize their individual potential. For more information, go to http://www.aota.org/.