Student Section

This page is dedicated TNOTA's student involvement initiatives. Check back frequently for updates on what TNOTA is doing for our OT and OTA students.


2020 Quarterly Virtual Chats

  • January 28: Interview Hiring Tips, Speaker: Dr. Allison Koch 
  • March 31: New Practitioner Panel/Q&A 
  • August 25: OT and OTA collaboration, Speakers: Niccole Rowe and Kimberly Breeden
  • November 10: How to Prevent Burnout, Speaker: Amy Mahle
Student Quarterly Virtual Chat 
To listen to the March 31 New Practitioner Panel/Q&A and the January 28 Interview and Hiring Tips chats, please see the student forum for the link to download the video. Please email Morgan Webb at [email protected] with any questions. 


Join our next Quarterly Virtual Chat as Niccole Rowe and Kimberly Breeden discuss OT and OTA collaboration on August 25, 6-7pm CST! See the details below to join the chat.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 

Access Code: 229-041-757 


Students-Only Discussion Forum

Did you know that the TNOTA website features a students-only discussion forum? This is an opportunity to connect with your fellow students in a private forum for student eyes only. Check it out on the Forums page. 


Student Video Contest 

2020 "What is OT?" Student Video Contest: Deadline Extended! 

Purpose: To promote the occupational therapy profession during OT month, expand awareness of our profession, and/or explain occupational therapy to consumers and other professionals.

Guidelines: Students from OT and OTA programs in Tennessee must create a 2-5 minute “What is OT?” video about occupational therapy. This can be a formal explanation, creative explanation, skit, or music video.

Submission Deadline: September 25, 2020. Upload your video to YouTube and send the video link to [email protected]

Prize: The winning video will be featured on the TNOTA website and shown at the 2021 TNOTA conference. The winning program will also receive a pizza party!

Voting: Videos will be posted on the TNOTA website for TNOTA members to vote on September 26-October 3, 2020. The winner will be announced October 5, 2020.

Be on the lookout for more information and a brainstorming & filming session at TNOTA Student Conclave 2020!

Please email questions to Morgan Webb at [email protected] 

View the 2019 winning video below from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center MSOT Class of 2020! 




Social Media Takeover

If your school has an upcoming fun event, project, or if you would like to post about a day in the life of your occupational therapy program please contact Morgan Webb at [email protected] to schedule a social media takeover of TNOTA’s Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours! Programs will be taking over these social media platforms monthly. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to promote your program and the occupational therapy profession! 


Pilot Mentorship Program 

TNOTA is currently piloting a mentorship program (October 2019-March 2020). Watch this space for more details on the future mentorship program.


Student Research Requests

Have a research survey you'd like to post to TNOTA membership? See instructions on our Research page!


Student Involvement Committee

If you'd like to learn more about these initiatives, or have ideas of your own, contact [email protected] for information on how to join the student involvement committee!