Faculty/Staff Directory

Betsy McDaniel - COTA/L

Department Chair
Department of Rehabilitation Science and Fitness

Phone: 478.934.7476
Website: https://www.mga.edu/health-natural-sciences/rehabilitation-science/index.php

  • Cochran - Dillard Hall - 102A
    Phone: betsy.mcdaniel@mga.edu
    Fax: 478.934.3418
Office Hours: By appointment
Biography: Mrs. McDaniel has been with MGA since 2004 and has served in many capacities including Instructor of OTA, Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the OTA Program, and OTA Program Director. She has been the OTA Program Director since 2016 and the Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Fitness since 2018. She received an A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant from Middle Georgia College in 2000, a B.S. in Psychology from Middle Georgia State University in 2014, and a M.S. in Health and Human Performance from Georgia College and State University in 2016. She has extensive clinical experience including inpatient rehab, acute care, home health, community mental health, and outpatient rehab.
Courses: OCTA 1300 Introduction to Occupational Therapy Assistant
OCTA 1421 Psychosocial Practice for the OTA
OCTA 2224 Innovative Practice for the OTA
Education: Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Middle Georgia College
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Middle Georgia State University
Master of Science in Health and Human Performance, Georgia College & State University
Professional Affiliations: Affiliations: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
World Federation of Occupational Therapy (WFOT)
Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (GOTA)
Organizations: Georgia Occupational Therapy Association Middle Georgia Region Chair
Publications: Kearney, P., McDaniel, B., and Syvaoja, K. "Aging Well: Health Promotion and Health Management." Occupational Therapy with Older Adults, 5th ed. Elsevier (2023).

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