MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2016)—Students interested in studying occupational therapy (OT) can find out more about Milligan College’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program on Friday, Nov. 11, from 9-11 a.m. Students will meet in Milligan’s McGlothlin-Street Occupational Therapy Center now located in the Thompson Center on Emmanuel Hill.
Dr. Christy Isbell, professor of occupational therapy, will give students an overview of the program and lead a Q-and-A session afterwards. Isbell is a pediatric occupational therapist with more than twenty years of experience in her field and holds a Ph.D. in child development and family studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
She has worked in school systems, hospitals, outpatient facilities, homes and child-care centers. With training in neurodevelopmental treatment and sensory integration treatment of children, Isbell specializes in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder and cerebral palsy. She maintains her clinical expertise by providing OT services to infants, toddlers and young children. Isbell has written numerous books and scholarly articles in her field.
Students also will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, review the admissions process and talk with current OT students.
“This event is the perfect opportunity for students to learn more about what it’s like to be an occupational therapy student at Milligan,” said Jennifer Duran, admissions recruiter for healthcare programs. “The experience of touring the OT lab and Milligan’s campus as well as interacting with Milligan’s expert faculty is invaluable for a student considering the program.”
The MSOT program is the only master’s level occupational therapy program in Northeast Tennessee. It prepares therapists to help people with injuries or illnesses to relearn basic living skills. The program is designed for people with undergraduate degrees in a variety of academic fields.
For more information, contact Jennifer Duran at 423.461.8424 or JDuran@milligan.edu.