Jayme Ober, OTD, OTR/L, CNMI

Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Educational Background

OTD, Chatham University

B.S. Occupational Therapy, Temple University



Dr. Jayme Ober’s excitement for occupational therapy (OT) began when she was a teenager and saw the many unique benefits OT offered her mother, who had multiple sclerosis (MS).  Dr. Ober earned a B.S. in OT from Temple University, and a Professional Doctorate of OT from Chatham University.  She began her OT career in long-term care, but has primarily worked in the dynamic acute care setting for over 15 years.  Although Dr. Ober’s clinical area of focus is in adult rehabilitation, she gained certification in newborn massage instruction (CNMI) in 2009, and taught a successful hospital-based newborn massage class for many years.  Dr. Ober transitioned to teaching in academia as an adjunct faculty member, and as a guest lecturer at Alvernia in 2017.  Dr. Ober joined Alvernia’s full-time faculty in 2018 and is teaching OT Process, Occupational Performance II: Adult, and Fieldwork I Seminars.

Dr. Ober recently presented her scholarly work with occupational therapy’s Kawa Model at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association conference.  In her personal time, she enjoys going on adventures with her family, and participating on committees for a dance parent’s club and her church.  Dr. Ober aims to inspire and empower her students to become remarkable contributors to the occupational therapy profession with a passion for service and drive for ethical leadership.   

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