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Dr. Cynthia Lee Hayden D. H. Ed., OTR/L, CHT

Dr. Cindy Hayden
  • Associate Professor
  • 2010, Doctorate in Health Education, A.T. Still University
  • 1985, Masters in Allied Health Education, University of Kentucky
  • 1979, Bachelors in Occupational Therapy, EKU


Contact Information

  • Department: Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
  • Office: Dizney 130
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859)-622-6318


Professional Educational Experience

Associate Professor, Tenured, 2011- Present

Occupational Science Program, Occupational Therapy Program

Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky


Taught fall courses, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

OTS 312 Occupation by Design

OTS 422 Impact of Conditions on Occupation

OTS 820 OBP I: Fundamentals


Taught spring courses, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

OTS 362 Human Motion for Occupation

OTS 421 Occupation Across the Lifespan


Developed and taught OTS 862 Therapeutic Modalities in OT Practice

As blended module that met KYBLOT certification requirements

Recertified as Certified Hand Therapist 2012


Associate Professor, Tenured, 1993-2011                             

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Nashville State Community College

Nashville, Tennessee

*  Taught 13 of 16 OTA courses

*  Significant creation of OTA curriculum and revisions

*  Conducted action research projects

*  Collected critical thinking data for SACs

*  First faculty at NSCC to use video technology in classroom/online teaching

*  Created over 100 short video clips for teaching clinical skills

*  OTA student interviews, OTA Advisory Council

*  Student advisor, community resource for OT


Professional Clinical Experience

Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist and

Rehabilitation Specialist, 1987-1993

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN


Occupational Therapist

Visiting Instructor Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, 1984-1985

Lexington Physical Therapy, Lexington, KY, 1984-1986

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