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Occupational therapy students showcase work during Expo

Milligan College, TN (April 20, 2009) — Students enrolled in Milligan College’s master of occupational therapy (MSOT) program are developing products to help patients meet their “occupational” goals even before they graduate. On Thursday, April 23, some of these innovative products will be showcased as part of Milligan’s “Occupational Therapy Expo” in Hardin Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

According to second-year OT student Amy Marckel, occupational therapy is a health profession that provides treatment programs to help injured or aging people become more independent and relearn basic living skills. The Expo will feature 28 products developed by OT students to assist patients in therapy.

“The Expo will feature innovative, adaptive equipment and therapeutic tools and resources developed by second-year OT students,” said Marckel. “There is something for all ages, including a pediatric lap desk and a sensory walk. Attendees can discover what occupational therapy is all about.”

Occupational therapy is one of the fastest growing healthcare fields. Milligan’s MSOT program, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, is designed to be completed in two-and-a-half years, including fieldwork experience.

For more information about Milligan’s “Occupational Therapy Expo” or the MSOT program, call 423.975.8010, or visit www.milligan.edu/MSOT.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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