Aug. 16, 2019As NAU prepares to welcome back the Lumberjacks, including the class of 2023, here are a few things to know that will make navigating campus easier for faculty, … Read more about Welcome back, Jacks! Navigating campus during #NAUmovein week
NAU Occupational Therapy
Northern Arizona University’s Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program has received accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education for seven years, the longest term possible.
“We are very excited to share that in addition to receiving the longest accreditation term, the program was found to be compliant with all 203 educational standards,” said Patricia Crist, founding chair, Department of Occupational Therapy.
NAU’s Occupational Therapy Program began at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in 2014 with an initial class size of 24 students.… Read more
Occupational therapy students at Northern Arizona University’s Phoenix Biomedical Campus are learning from their peers and volunteer community health mentors in a new innovative program.
The student teams learn firsthand from their mentors what it means to live with an illness or disability and to understand the mentor’s experience with the healthcare system. In addition, the students learn how the mentors’ home and community environments support or create barriers to their engagement with everyday activities.
“Every six weeks, students go out to the… Read more
As the Zika virus continues to spread across the globe, and gain worldwide attention for its’ potential birth defects, an NAU researcher is calling for greater public awareness of cytomegalovirus—the most common viral cause of birth defects in the United States.
Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth, assistant clinical professor of occupational therapy, began researching CMV after discovering healthcare workers abandoned patients who had the virus, a trend she hopes to reduce through an awareness campaign. While CMV can be deadly for some, its risk can… Read more