Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity

Alvernia University's Occupational Therapy program is an official member of the Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocates for Diversity (COTAD).


Officially launched December 8, 2020, Alvernia's COTAD chapter was created by Antonia Trupio, Dana Richard, Marlena Metri, and Jenna Norris as part of their capstone project.


COTAD Chapters are designed to help occupational therapy students develop and promote diversity and inclusion within occupational therapy education programs and in the profession. 


To learn more about COTAD, please visit their website.


COTAD Member Schools

Alvernia University 

American Career College

A.T. Still University

Brenau University

California State Dominguez Hills

Chatham University

Cleveland State University

College of Saint Scholastica

Columbia University

Creighton University

Dominican University of California

Duquesne University

Eastern Michigan University

Emory & Henry University

Florida A&M University

Georgia State University

Harcum College

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Iona College

James Madison University

Johnson & Wales University - Providence Campus

Le Moyne College

LSU Health Science Center

Maryville University Occupational Therapy Program

MCPHS University - Manchester Campus

Methodist University

Midwestern University

Midwestern University - Arizona


MSOT Master of Occupational Therapy