Keiser University West Palm Beach campus students recently enjoyed learning more about a variety of international destinations thanks to their 8th Annual Multicultural Day activities.
Hosted by the campus’ Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program’s Human Development Across the Lifespan class under the leadership of OTA Program Instructor Nina Heller, the event provided educational insights and cuisine relating to a variety of countries. “As members of the Allied Health Field, it is important to understand the diversity that surrounds us. Our promotion of cultural competence allows students to increase their knowledge, while also improving patient care and quality of service with respect, dignity, and health literacy,” said Candice Young, OTA Program Director.
Designed to expand developmental knowledge from infancy to late adulthood the Development Across the Lifespan, the class provides learners the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and appreciation of sociocultural, socioeconomic, and diversity in contemporary societies whiles also researching global issues such as health, environment, and the welfare needs of different populations who are also at risk for chronic health conditions and disabilities.
Keiser University’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Science degree prepares students to work as occupational therapy assistants under the direct supervision of a licensed occupational therapist. Occupational therapy is the art and science of helping people gain skills needed to become independent in daily living activities. Students learn the therapeutic use of occupations which include self-care, work, and play/leisure activities to maximize independent function, enhance development, prevent disability, and maintain health. Intervention strategies may include adaptations to a task or environment or compensatory approaches to facilitate clients’ achievement of maximum independence.
Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University currently offers more than 100 degrees from associates to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and was ranked No. 11 in the U.S. in Social Mobility by U.S. News and World Reports in 2021. Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution. For more information, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.