Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy

Becky Bernhardt

303 Scrimshaw Health Sciences Hall , Troy Campus
[email protected]


Creighton University, Post Professional OTD, Occupational Therapy, 2013
M.S. Health Education, The Sage Colleges, 1997
B.S. in Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas, 1986
A.A.S. Occupational Therapy Assistant, Orange County Community College, 1983


Trained in the Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia by the NDTA, 1992
Member of AOTA
Member of NDTA
NYS License

Clinical Practice

Per Diem OT Eddy Visiting Nurses & Rehab, 5/12 – present,Troy, NY
Per Diem Occupational Therapist 9/08 – present
Albany Visiting Nurses Association

Courses Taught

  • OTH 504 Foundations in Occupational Therapy
  • OTH 611 Adult Physical Rehabilitation I Lecture and Lab
  • OTH 618 Adult Physical Rehabilitation II Lecture and Lab


A Psychosocial Intervention for Post Stroke Depression: A Controlled Treatment Study. July-August, 2000, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 9(4), p. 200.


Perceptions of Health and Wellness in the Chronically Ill Community Dwelling Adults
Ongoing Study in partial fulfillment of OTD Degree through Creighton University
Fall 2010-Present

Invited Presentations

Optimizing Upper Extremity and Hand Use in the Client with Neurological Involvement
April 6, 2006

Occupational Enhancement for Community Dwelling Stroke Survivors
New York State Occupational Therapy Association
Fishkill, NY, October 24, 2003

Professional Organizations

Member of AOTA
Member of NDTA


Faculty Affairs Committee
CAPC Committee
Sage Graduate Schools Curriculum Committee
Program Review Committee
Continuing Education OT Workshop Coordination


Married to Richard Bernhardt
Parent to 4 children and 2 step-children
Enjoy skiing, camping, biking, working out at gym, scrapbooking