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Karen Gilbert Library Liaison

Do you know our Library Liaison Karen Gilbert? Do you have questions about library searches or are you in need of research assistance. Here is your chance to get one-on-one assistance. Karen will be at the HSLRC, Rowlett 310, on Mondays from 11:30-1:30 to assist with all your research needs.

College of Health Sciences 4th Annual Scholars Day

2018 Scholars Day Submission Announcement

The College of Health Sciences will be hosting its 4th Annual Scholars Day on April 24th, 2018 at the EKU Center for the Arts.

For more information please visit the Scholars Day page.

12th Annual Research Day

Research Day 2017

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR, MSCS

Lunch Provided

Registration Fee $35**

Earn up to 6 Contact Hours


**Please note: There is no fee for current EKU Graduate Students. Students will be pre-registered by the Department.

Origami and OT


Origami is an exciting, motivating intervention that can be adapted to be used with many client groups to improve physical, cognitive and emotional skills. Parham & Fazio (1997) consider play to be an activity that is intrinsically motivating and voluntary. Origami is the art of folding objects from paper for pleasure that can be inspiring (Sakoda, 1997).

2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Walk Photo

Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. The Eastern Kentucky University Dept. of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy has supported community based seniors with memory loss for over 20 years. Our program, The Place to Be, offers cognitive vitality, health and wellness, creative expression and socialization 2 days per week for 4 hours each week.

Kentucky Adapted Physical Education PROGRAM (KAPE)

KAPE is a WHAS funded program run by EKU faculty and students in partnership with the Telford YMCA, Richmond, KY. Children with disabilities are supported in pool and gym activities for physical fitness, motor skill development and of course having Fun with friends!

Fun Summer OT Class Activities


Every year MSOT Students, in their OTS 836 summer course, travel to Central Kentucky Van and Mobility to learn about safe transfers, mobility and adaptive equipment use in vehicles. Making things fun and interesting, a dress theme is chosen for faculty and students to participate in if they choose.

Successful Big E Welcome 2017

2017 Big E Welcome

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy faculty and staff participated in Big E Welcome activities Thursday, August 17, 2017. They kicked off the day by cheering on the class of 2021 during the Welcome Walk through the Turner Gate. Later, the freshman participated in hands on activities, facilitated by OS & OT faculty, to help them understand OT's role in rehabilitation. 

OTS 479S Equine Assisted Activity

OTS 479S Spring 2017

Students in Professor Kathy Splinter-Watkins OTS 479S Equine Assisted Activity service learning course decorated a picnic table/bench, made by the brother of a student in the class, for thier final class project and donated it to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH).  All students volunteered 20 – 49 hours this spring at CKRH for the class with either therapeutic horseback riding

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