Annual School and Departmental Awards
School of Health Sciences and Human Performance
This award is given to a senior occupational therapy student who has maintained the highest GPA over the course of their occupational science program.
Occupational Therapy Senior Awards
The following awards are given out at the HSHP Awards Ceremony in late spring. Students and faculty members are asked to nominate students for these honors. Occupational therapy faculty members make final decisions based on a review of the nominations. The awards are granted on an "as merited" basis and all are not necessarily awarded each year.
Award for Creative and Innovative Thought
This award is given to a student who demonstrates creativity and innovation through the expression of ideas or actions that serve to challenge or broaden traditional views of occupational therapy and occupational therapy education.
This award is given to a student who demonstrates exceptional service to the college and community as demonstrated by volunteer and leadership activities.
This award is given to a student who demonstrates commitment to the profession of occupational therapy by involvement in ICSOTA, Pi Thera Epsilon, AOTA, or community and campus activities reflecting the profession.
This award is given to a student who demonstrates leadership through individual efforts within the college, school and/or department. This awardee must pursue academic excellence, leadership in organizations, and be a role model to peers.
Graduate Professional Excellence Award
This award is given to a student who the occupational therapy department faculty believes will be an excellent representative of the program in the professional community of occupational therapy. The student may do this through their clinical work, research, interdisciplinary projects, experiential learning, or through their work in the professional or local community.