Occupational Therapy Assistant Club

The Occupational Therapy Assistant Club goal is to provide information about the profession of occupational therapy to incoming students and the community. The club is open to all Occupational Therapy Assistant students.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Club Constitution and By-Laws [pdf]

Spring 2022 Meetings

Once a month in the Health Education and Services Center 223. Contact the Faculty Advisor for more information.

Meet Our Officers

President: Stephanie Lursen — I chose the OTA program because I am very passionate about helping others. I love that occupational therapy helps individuals get back to doing functional and meaningful activities. Occupational therapy focuses on helping the individual as a whole, rather than just a specific body part, which is one of the amazing things about OT. A fun fact about me is that I am an EMT.

Vice President: Rylie Gritsch — I heard about the OTA program from someone who was already in the program. I was really intrigued, and I knew I wanted to go into a profession that would be helping others. I knew after listening to my friend talk about the program that it would be the one for me.

Activities Director: Lara Spece — I have always wanted to help people and when I met an Occupational Therapist I knew this was a perfect fit for me. I am a mom and I will graduate at 48 years young.

Media Director: Alex Johnson — I went to an Occupational Therapist when I was younger and I was curious to learn more so I did some shadowing and loved it. I like how this field has so much variety and helps people do the daily activities they want to do. In my free time I love playing with my puppy, cooking, and helping others.

Treasurer: Hannah Pickert — I chose the OTA program because I knew I wanted to study a health profession and help others. OT is looking at the person as a whole and focusing on their potential in life. As Virginia Stoffel stated "Occupational therapist practitioners ask "What matters to you?" not, "What's the matter with you?". I know I made the right decision to join this program because we learn a lot of information as well as getting hands on experience/learning. A couple fun facts about me are that I have three dogs, I love to listen to music, and I like to take walks to explore nature.

Secretary: Hannah Axline — I chose OTA because I love to encourage and help others! This career will allow me to help others every single day!"

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor

Jordan Tranbarger
Health Education and Services Center 228
319-296-2329 ext.1195
Email Jordan Tranbarger

Student Activities

Brock Student Center
319-296-4027
1-800-670-4769 ext.4027
Email Student Activities

Regular Hours — Summer 2022

May 17 – 19
Monday–Friday 8:00am–3:30pm
May 27 – July 29
Monday–Thursday 8:00am–3:30pm
Friday 8:00am–12:00pm
August 1 – 19
Monday–Friday 8:00am–3:30pm

If campus is closed, the Brock Student Center is also closed. This includes weather-related closings. See the Academic Calendar for scheduled college closings.

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