Kirsten Wilbur, MSOT, OTR/L
Clinical Assistant Professor
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Ms. Wilbur has been a practicing occupational therapist for 23 years, and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the Occupational Therapy Program for the past three years. Ms. Wilbur has conducted research on the effect of occupational therapy on food intake, satisfaction, and participation in group dining programs among institutionalized older adults, and has extensive knowledge in the areas of older adult rehabilitation in sub-acute and skilled nursing facilities.
"I am a proud graduate of the University of Puget Sound Occupational Therapy Program! Puget Sound is a special place and our OT program offers a unique graduate school experience nestled among the pines on our beautiful campus. Of particular pride is our ability to offer students clinical experiences in authentic contexts as well as the individualized attention our students receive in this supportive and challenging program!"
Ms. Wilbur enjoys travel, reading, camping, and fiber arts.
- Bachelor of Arts Biology
- Bachelor of Science Occupational Therapy
University of Puget Sound
- Post-Professional Master of Science Occupational Therapy
University of Puget Sound
Certifications and Licensure
- Washington State Occupational Therapy license
- Fieldwork Educator Certification
Courses Recently Taught
- OT 606 Health Care Systems
- OT 647 Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
- OT 648 Mental Health Clinic
- Chair for student-led projects and research
- Poster presentation with student Kim Naguwa, MSOT at AOTA national conference on “Addressing the Needs of Informal Caregivers of Stroke Survivors: Self-reported Practices of US Occupational Therapists”, April 2011.
- Reader for student Gaea Haymaker, MSOT “The Job Teaches you if you Are Open to it: The Experiences of Occupational Therapists”, May 2010.
- Reader for student Karen Best, MSOT “Occupational Therapy Needs Assessment of Male United States Veterans Who Are Homeless”, May 2010.
- Project chair for student poster presentation at AOTA national conference on “Cognitive Rehabilitation Kits: A Resource for Treating Adults with Executive Function Deficits”, April 2010.
- Project chair for student Ashley Spencer, MOT “Enhancing Lives through the Use of a Meaningful and Purposeful Activity Home Program.” May 2009
- Poster presentation at AOTA national conference on “The Effect of Occupational Therapy on Food Intake, Satisfaction and Participation in Group Dining”, April 2009.
- Poster presentation at WOTA state conference on “The Effect of Occupational Therapy on Food Intake, Satisfaction and Participation in Group Dining”, October 2009.