Cecille Corsilles-Sy

Cecille Corsilles-Sy

Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Dr. Cecille Corsilles-Sy has 30 years of professional experience as an occupational therapist with 23 years of clinical experience in adult rehabilitation in a Level 1 trauma center including treatment for stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, degenerative neurological disorders, orthopedic disorders, limb loss, and burns. She has worked in OT and OTA education for the last 8 years teaching a wide range of courses including courses in basic sciences, OT foundations, assessment, and interventions in human occupations, and professional development. She has been part of Puget Sound as adjunct faculty and as a clinical instructor in the adult onsite clinic, on and off since 2003, and has joined as full-time faculty since Fall 2021. 

Puget Sound Community

"The university’s campus-wide programming and initiatives toward diverse and inclusive community; and the OT program’s mission to prepare culturally sensitive graduates drew me to Puget Sound. These values align with my personal beliefs on the power of a learning community that respects diversity, approaches differences with cultural humility, and dismantles racism that leads to health disparities.” 

“OT is the Liberal Arts”

“Occupational therapy practice, as in Liberal Arts education, requires an expansive view of humanity, understanding contextual factors that impact performance with a goal of improving quality of life for the individual and their community.”

Scholarly interests

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: critical thinking in OT education, intraprofessional education, facilitators of professional development for diverse populations in academia

Translational research in motor learning and motor control following stroke, bilateral task-oriented training, effects of functional cognition in retention motor learning

Role of OT in community health delivery

Personal interests

In her free time, Dr. Corsilles-Sy enjoys playing the guitar, singing, dancing, and hiking with her family.


BSOT University of Washington 1991
Ph.D University of Washington 2012
Neuroscience for OT OT 610-A 2234
Diverse Populations OT 602-A 2238

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