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About Heather Beth Johnson MS OTR/L

Heather "Beth" Johnson obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Studies in 2002 and her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2007. She is currently enrolled in a Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate with an expected graduation date of May 2022. She began working as an occupational therapist (OT) in 2007 in a skilled nursing facility. In 2014, she obtained my first position in academia as an OTA program director. She completed the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) re-accreditation requirements for that program. In 2015, Beth was offered the opportunity to become the founding program director of an OTA program in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Beth's research interests include occupational therapy for veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder, OT/OTA student well-being, compassion fatigue and burnout in healthcare professionals, and establishing rapport between faculty and students in online OTA programs.


Present Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Occupational Therapy Assistant Online

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2021 - Present Member, North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association
2017 - Present Member, Nevada Occupational Therapy Association
2016 - Present Member, World Federation of Occupational Therapists
2015 - Present Member, American Occupational Therapy Association
2007 - Present Certificant, National Board of Occupational Therapy Certification
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Honors and Awards

  • Leadership Award from the Nevada Occupational Therapy Association 2019


  • Professional Growth and Community Engagement
  • Psychosocial Approaches 1
  • Psychosocial Approaches 2


August 2018 - Present Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate, University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences ‐ Post Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate
September 2002 - May 2007 Master of Science, East Carolina University ‐ Occupational Therapy
August 1998 - May 2002 Bachelors, East Carolina University ‐ Rehabilitation Studies

Contact Information

Heather "Beth" Johnson, MS, OTR/L
p: 651-690-6116