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Scott Wengerd

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Dr. Scott Wengerd


  • Asst Professor/Academic Field Coord
    Occupational Therapy

Office Location

  • Muskogee
    Mike Synar Center 213
    (918) 444-5219


I joined the NSU OT faculty in the summer of 2022 as a full-time Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator. I have practiced occupational therapy since graduating with my Masters degree in OT from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO in 1996. I have practiced in multiple settings, working with a variety of populations, much of which was in rural settings in Oklahoma. I have extensive management experience which includes developing occupational therapy programs in different settings, including hospitals and home health, as well as several years of teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including serving as the program director of an occupational therapy assistant program. I love being an ambassador and advocate for the profession of Occupational Therapy, promoting OTs role in improving community health, and for increasing utilization of OT services for the underserved, especially in rural communities.


  • OtherDoctorate in Ministry, Ministry, South University, Magna cum laude, 2021
  • OtherMaster of Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rockhurst University, 1996
My research interests are in the areas of community health and occupational engagement, tribal health, culture and spirituality in occupational therapy, inter-professional education, and using music and the arts in therapy practice.
My teaching interests include anything occupational therapy related, especially research, client care skills, movement, culture and spirituality in occupational therapy, and incorporating the arts into occupational therapy practice, music in particular.


  • Perceptions of community members of a small city in Oklahoma regarding occupations and their role in the promotion of good health: A qualitative study - Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association Conference - Tulsa - September 2022

Courses Taught:

  • CONDITIONS II - OCTH 5353 - Fall 2022
  • RESEARCH IN OT - OCTH 5903 - Fall 2022
  • RESEARCH PRACTICUM II - OCTH 5912 - Fall 2022
  • TRANSITION SEMINAR - OCTH 5882 - Summer 2022