It all started my freshman year when I realized that physical therapy just was not going to be "my thing" in life; that was when I first heard about and looked into occupational therapy. Since I didn't have a clear foundation or idea what OT really was, I decided that taking this class would give me my answer - was this what I wanted to do, or was I about to change my major yet again? Obviously, since I've already told you the end of the story, I loved the class! The class material covered all aspects of OT as well as the process of becoming an OT student, and I found myself loving the field more and more each day.
But, surprisingly, the material wasn't the best part of the class! My favorite part was my professor (who is actually my professor again now) - Mrs. Sasse. Like her name says, she is a sassy, fun-loving, passionate teacher who exudes love of the OT profession. Her real-life stories from her clinical experience as well as her experience as a South OT school graduate made everything we learned come to life because she had experienced it herself and used that as her basis of teaching us about OT. After all that has happened since that class, I can honestly say that I would probably not be where I am right now, as an advanced undergraduate OT student, without taking OT 201 and meeting Mrs. Sasse. She ensured me, as well as the other student in our class, that if we truly pursued our dream of being in OT school that we could and would achieve that goal and go on to become wonderful OTs in the future.
|*fun times in OT school so far!*|