During the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program students are required to learn the muscles of the body in order to better understand possible disorders that may cause an individual to need OT services.  The Tallahassee campus uses non-traditional teaching methods to allow  students to be more engaged in their learning with more hands on projects.  The current class made a hand model out of construction paper reinforced it with craft sticks and then added string to represent the origin and insertion of the muscles of the hand. When contracted (or when the student pulled the string) the hand would move appropriately.  This would allow the students to visualize the actions of the muscles and allow for better understanding of how the human body works.