PCHCS Handbook 2023-2024

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences (PCHCS) 2023–2024 133 Department of Occupational Therapy Fort Lauderdale Entry-Level M.O.T. Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is open to all students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Department. The association promotes professional growth through education and service programs and provides its members with opportunities for organizational leadership. Fort Lauderdale Entry-Level O.T.D. Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is a student-led, service-oriented organization that strives to promote occupational therapy as a growing evidence-based profession. SOTA offers opportunities for community service, social events, leadership, and professional development. Tampa Bay Entry-Level O.T.D. Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) Tampa Bay O.T.D. SOTA facilitates student member professional development and leadership opportunities through various service and advocacy-based activities and experiences. Pi Theta Epsilon, Beta Delta Tampa Bay The newest chapter of the national honor society for occupational therapy students and faculty members, Pi Theta Epsilon Beta Delta Tampa Bay’s mission is to encourage research, scholarship, and service among its inducted members. Occupational Therapy Postprofessional Doctoral Student Association The Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student Council will strive to enrich and improve the distance learning experience for students in the Postprofessional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (Dr.O.T.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Occupational Therapy Postprofessional programs through building a supportive network and developing a distance student community. Department of Physical Therapy American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Membership is mandatory for all physical therapy students enrolled in the Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. APTA membership allows students to connect with educators and clinicians to build lifelong contacts and friendships, build leadership skills, and make a difference.