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Occupational therapy earns third straight national Knowledge Bowl title
Posted 04/25/2019 10:47AM

Misericordia University occupational therapy students successfully defended the university's 2017 and 2018 titles and captured first place in the 2019 American Occupational Therapy Association/EBS Healthcare Knowledge Bowl at the AOTA Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Misericordia University entry-level occupational therapy students Julianne Cariola, Yardley; Abigail Kayes, Shenandoah; Alyssa Parker, Lyon Station; Micaela Rhone, Starrucca, and Sarah Roettger, Finksburg, Maryland, beat nine other university teams, including USC and Marywille University, in the annual competition. Members of the wining team receive their master's degrees at spring commencement in May and are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy licensure examination in the summer.

The Knowledge Bowl prepares competing students to take the NBCOT exam through a fun game show format that also allows participants and audience members to display their school spirit. Teams simultaneously answer seven rounds of questions, featuring five questions per round during the two-hour competition. The questions test student knowledge of key information related to occupational therapy practice, including medical conditions, patient/client safety, evaluation, and intervention services.

Misericordia University offers five-year, entry-level master's degree and six-year entry-level doctoral degree programs in occupational therapy. The university also has a weekend program for people with a bachelor's degree in a field other than occupational therapy who would like to become qualified in the specialty field. A post-professional doctoral program in occupational therapy is also available.

The Department of Occupational Therapy provides a quality education through rigorous academics, an emphasis on understanding the human occupation, and an emphasis on evidence-based practice. Overall, the program provides outstanding professional preparation through specialty tracks, and choices of undergraduate majors and minors.

For more information about occupational therapy program at Misericordia University, please call 570-674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/ot.

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Misericordia University occupational therapy students successfully defended the university's 2017 and 2018 titles and captured first place in the 2019 American Occupational Therapy Association/EBS Healthcare Knowledge Bowl at the 2019 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. Members of the winning team included, from left, Lori Charney, OTD, OTR/L, chair, Department of Occupational Therapy; Abigail Kayes, Shenandoah, Pa.; Micaela Rhone, Starrucca, Pa.; Alyssa Parker, Lyon Station, Pa.; Sarah Roettger, Finksburg, Md.; Julianne Cariola, Yardley, Pa., and Grace Fisher, Ed.D., OTR/L, exam preparation professor.

Students walking from the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library


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