UAB is happy to announce a new program, a completely online postprofessional clinical doctorate open to those with a BS or MS occupational therapy degree, as well as to COTAs who also have a bachelor’s degree.  There are 2 tracks – one a specialty in low vision, and the other a general track.  Please see the website for further information – or contact Laura Vogtle, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA at [email protected] or 205-934-7326.

  • Applications open January 2018
  • First cohort enrolls Fall 2018
Sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham



OTA Student Scholarship

Student Scholarship Nominations

Submissions for OTA Student Scholarships is open.

2018 Scholarship Application Form click here alota-student-scholarship


  • Is this scholarship open to all students? Nominations for the spring submission are only accepted for OTA students. However, an additional scholarship opportunity is held prior to Fall Conference for OT students only. *Membership in the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association is required for consideration.
  • Must I be present to win? No. All submissions will be considered based upon merit. Winners will be announced at Spring Conference, but attendance is not required for consideration. However, ALOTA always encourages students to attend and offers a considerable student discount for members.
  • Does the scholarship only pay toward tuition? No, the scholarship is in the form of a check, which can be used to pay for textbooks, supplies, membership dues, etc.
ALOTA Fellow Program

ALOTA Fellow Program

Want to get involved?  Not sure how to start?  ALOTA has an exciting new program for you!

The ALOTA Fellows Program is a one year commitment that consists of leadership training, insight on leadership positions on the ALOTA board, mentorship, and participation in current service opportunities that match each participant’s leadership goals.

Participants selected for the ALOTA fellowship program will serve for one year under the mentorship of a current practitioner.

All ALOTA members, including students in their last year of study, are eligible to apply.  The program consists of a leadership training course, followed by on-going mentorship in the mentee’s region so that face to face mentor/mentee meetings are possible.

Follow the links to apply!



For more information, contact either Megan Sortino at [email protected] or Alyssa Reiter at [email protected]

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Occupational Therapy Programs in Alabama

OTA Programs

Wallace State Community College
Allen Keener, MS, OTR/L, Program Director
Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
P.O. Box 2000
Hanceville, AL 35077-2000
(256) 352-8307
[email protected]

OT Programs

Alabama State University
Dr. Susan Denham, Chair
Dr. Greshundria Raines, Program Director
Department of Occupational Therapy
915 South Jackson Street
PO Box 271
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
(334) 229-5056
[email protected]

Tuskegee University

Dr. Jannett Lewis-Clark, Program Director
Occupational Therapy Program
School of Nursing and Allied Health
71-271 John A. Kenney Hall
Tuskegee, AL 36088-1696
(334) 725-2385 or 727-8696
[email protected]

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Gavin Jenkins, Program Director
Department of Occupational Therapy
School of Health Professions
1720 2nd Avenue South, SHPB 355
Birmingham, AL 35294-1212
(205) 934-3568
[email protected]

University of South Alabama
Dr. Donna Wooster, Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
5721 USA Drive North, HAHN 2027
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
(251) 445-9222
[email protected]