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Occupational Therapy at MSU
Department of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

New Program Director Named!

Sapna Chakraborty Photo

It is with extreme excitement that we announce that Dr. Sapna Chakraborty, OTD, OTR/L has been named Program Director of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program. Dr. Chakraborty comes to MSU from MU and has extensive experience in pediatric practice, including autism and outpatient rehabilitation. She also has clinical experience with inpatient rehabilitation and acute care populations.
Dr. Chakraborty enjoys reading, gardening, meditation, traveling, and spending time with family walking on the nature trails around Springfield. She also enjoys volunteering her time at Convoy of Hope and Newborns in Need.
She has two daughters, one of whom is a freshman at MSU, as well as a five-month old grandson.

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OT Faculty Meets with Pre-OT Club at MSU

We had a great time meeting with the Pre-OT Club at MSU Tuesday night! What a great group of talented and inspiring future OT students. We enjoyed sharing the importance of occupation across the lifespan with you. Good luck with the rest of the Spring semester!
Ashlea, Tara, and Traci

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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapists help people across the lifespan participate in things they need and want to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities, also known as occupations. Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

Check out this video that provides a great overview of how OT services can make a difference!



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