Ohio University Division of Physical Therapy Open House

Ohio University Division of Physical Therapy program is hosting a virtual open house on April 2, 2022 from 10:00-12:00pm EST for anyone interested in learning more about the physical therapy program at Ohio University. This virtual event will feature an introduction from our faculty, a video about our program, a presentation from the admissions team, and a Q&A panel with current OU PT students and alumni testimonies.  

For more information please review this event flyer and Google Form. Students can register for the free event by filling out the Google Form. Once students are registered, a follow-up email will be sent mid-March with further information and a Zoom link for the event. 

Virtual shadowing hours for Pre-PA students (May 2021)

The Cleveland Clinic will be offering more virtual shadowing during the month of May:

May 10th and 17th from 12:00pm-1:00pm (EST).

To register, students can scan the QR code that is in the attachment below. The deadline to register will be the Thursday prior to the event. They will receive an outlook invitation the week before.

Virutal PA shadow event’s May 2021a

April is Occupational Therapy Month!

This is being provided to celebrate OT month as well as to discuss the importance and spread awareness of the profession!

What is Occupational Therapy?

  • Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).
  • Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

Where Can Occupational Therapists Work?

  • Most occupational therapists work in hospitals or occupational therapy practices while others work in schools, physicians’ offices, mental health facilities, home health services nursing homes and more!

What Are Some Fun Facts About OT?

  • US News and World Report listed occupational therapy as The 25 Best Jobs in 2019 and Glassdoor listed Occupational Therapy as number 4 in the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019
  • Occupational Therapy was found in the year of 1917 by three men and three women, during World War I (founded before physical therapy!)
  • “Occupation” does not just mean formal employment. Occupations include any and all meaningful and necessary activities of daily life, for example: dressing, eating, playing, learning, writing, socializing, shopping, driving, cooking etc.!

 Please feel free to read the OT Month flyer for a more brief version of what OT Month is. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Ohio State’s Occupational Therapy Department or Nathan.Grizenko@osumc.edu and Kaetlyn.Culter@osumc.edu

Thank you and Happy OT Month!

2021 Midwest Health Expo

We are inviting you to attend the 2021 Midwest Health Profession Expo on March 1, from 12:00-3:00pm.

This virtual event will provide an opportunity for pre-health students and health professions schools and programs to come together. Students can learn all about the graduate school opportunities that will prepare them for a career in healthcare. Admission representatives can connect with students and inform them of their schools/program’s strengths, as well as what they look for in applicants.

With more than 80 Professional and Graduate programs already registered, students will have the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a competitive applicants to the programs they are interested in pursuing in the future!

Because this is a virtual event, all vendors will be using their own respective virtual platforms. This allows flexibility for students to fit this into their busy schedules, simply log in and meet with some of the top programs in the nation!

Student registration can be found here.

Programs registered can be found here.

If you have any questions, please email midwesthealthprofessionsexpo@gmail.com.

Virtual Shadowing Opportunity

Interested in PA school and need shadowing hours?

Please consider registering for Cleveland Clinic’s two virtual shadowing events on March 8th and 15th  from 12-1pm. They have expanded their shadowing and have moved to a more personal story-board approach with a different PA each session. This has grown in interest and attendance so they will continue to run the program until they can afford in-person activity once again.

Don’t miss out on this super amazing opportunity! These are hard to come by.

CC Virtual PA shadow event’s March 2021 (1)

2021 Mini-Medical School



Want to attend Medical School and skip the test?

The OSU Wexner Medical Center and Columbus Public Health’s 2021 Mini-Medical School is a high-impact community engagement program.  It created the program’s broad goals to respond to the general public’s intense desire for health and medical information. Mini-Medical School educates the general public about biomedical science and the translation of medical research to clinical treatments, enhance the pipeline for health care professionals, and advance the land-grant mission.  

March 9, 2021, 6:00 p.m.COVID-19: Equity in Vaccine Distribution.”

Tasleem J. Padamsee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Health Services Management and Policy, and Julianna Nemeth, Ph.D., MA, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Promotion, College of Public Health

Elizabeth Koch, MD, MPH&TM Outbreak Response Director, Oluseun Aluko, MBChB, MPH, Outbreak Response Coordinator, Columbus Public Health

Register at https://osu.zoom.us/j/96728240451?pwd=VmYrc2pQZmdyTTF4aGpsanh1SzIwZz09


May 11, 2021, 6:00 p.m.. Virtual Health During COVID-19.”

Dr. Edward Levine, Medical Director, Prison Care Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, Medical Director, Virtual Health, Karen S. Jackson, Director Center for Virtual Health, John Wooten, Senior Outreach Coordinator, Center for Virtual Health

Register at https://osu.zoom.us/j/98347502478?pwd=TjJJelBxb1dzRjdtWmM3OEZPcmROZz09


July 13, 2021, 6:00 p.m. –“Improving Maternal and Infant Health Status of Marginalized Communities.”

Kamilah Dixon-Shambley, MD, Medical Director Mom2B, Assistant Professor Clinical, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Twinkle Schottke, Director, MOM2B

Please register at https://osu.zoom.us/j/95236935829?pwd=cXZlMGFDaFZ3MVBGU29USG80Vm1Edz09


September 14, 2021, 6:00 p.m. “Preventing Environmental Injustice.”

Darryl Hood, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Environmental Neuroscientist in the Division of Environmental Health Science, OSU College of Public Health

Please register at https://osu.zoom.us/j/98170265072?pwd=THlCQUErTzFQazR2ODBLcmRHRGFDdz09


November 9, 2021, 6:00 pm – “Black/African American Middle-aged Women with High Blood Pressure, in a COVID-19 pandemic.”

Ingrid Adam, Ph.D., RD, LD, LDE, Associate Professor, Extension Specialist in Food, Health, and Human Behavior, Health Sciences, Medical Dietetics, IBRC, The Ohio State University Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Please register