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About Hannah Y. Oldenburg, EdD, OTR/L, BCPR

Hannah Oldenburg, EdD, OTR/L, BCPR is an assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at St. Catherine University.  She teaches courses primarily in evidence based practice, adult rehabilitation, program evaluation, and educational methods in both entry-level masters and doctoral degree tracks. She facilitates problem based learning sessions and advises students in preparation for entry-level doctoral capstone projects.

Since 2013, Hannah's clinical practice has been at Mayo Clinic- Rochester in the acute care practice delivering occupational therapy services to clientele having orthopedic, general medicine, cardiopulmonary, and trauma related acute or chronic conditions. From 2016-2021, Hannah developed and implemented a collaborative fieldwork model in acute care (3:1 model) with successfully mentoring over 65 students during their Level II fieldwork experience. While employed at Mayo Clinic she has participated in quantitative and qualitative research endeavors regarding professional reasoning and readiness among occupational and physical therapy students completing fieldwork or clinical experiences in acute care. She has presented her research at state and national occupational and physical therapy conferences. She is also the co-founder and Editor-In-Chief for the Journal of Acute Care for Occupational Therapy (JACOT), an open access journal, that provides peer-reviewed knowledge regarding occupational therapy's unique role and outcomes in acute care that are practice, education, and quality improvement focused.

In December 2018, she was awarded her Doctorate in Education with a speciality in curriculum design from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Her theoretical dissertation focus on the development of rehabilitation student's clinical reasoning during their fieldwork or clinical experiences in different learning models (traditional versus collaborative). In 2019, Hannah earned her AOTA Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation. Next, she plans to further study elements of readiness and preparation for fieldwork experiences in acute care in order to help best prepare students for entry-level practice in the fast-paced, complex acute care setting.


Present Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Graduate Occupational Therapy Program

Curriculum Vitae


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Professional Service and Affiliations

2013 - Present Staff Occupational Therapist, Mayo Clinic- Rochester
2016 - 2021 Clinical Education Coordinator, Mayo Clinic - Rochester
2013 - 2019 Supplemental Home Health Occupational Therapist, Recover Health - Rochester Location
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Honors and Awards

  • UW-Milwaukee's Outstanding Fieldwork Educator (2019)
  • Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association - Scholarship Award (2017)
  • 2019 Outstanding Student Achievement Award Post Professional Award (USAHS)
  • PM&R Clinical Innovation Award (2018)
  • AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certificate


  • OCTH 8030: Program Evaluation
  • Problem Based Learning
  • OCTH 8020: Educational Methods
  • OCTH 8060: Scoping Review (Doctoral Capstone)
  • OCTH 6610: Rehabilitation Concepts
  • OCTH 6310: Evidence Based Practice


2019 - 2023 Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation, Member, AOTA ‐ AOTA
2015 - 2018 Doctorate in Education (Specialty in Curriculum Design), University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
2010 - 2012 Masters of Arts in Occupational Therapy, St.Catherine University ‐ Occupational Therapy Department
2006 - 2009 Bachelors of Science (Kinesiology), UW-Eau Claire ‐ Kinesiology

Contact Information

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Phone: (651) 690-6359