Academic Fieldwork Coordinator & Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Margot Elacqua, O.T.D., MBA, OTR/L

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


Post-professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
Chatham University,  Pittsburgh, PA

M.B.A. in Health Administration
Institute of Administration and Management – Union College, Schenectady, NY

B.S. in Occupational Therapy;  Psychology Minor
Utica College of Syracuse University,  Utica, NY


Licensed Occupational Therapist in New York

Registered Occupational Therapist with NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy)

AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program Trainer

Courses Taught

  • OTH 622:  Fieldwork Seminar
  • OTH 624:  Level I Fieldwork: Physical Rehabilitation
  • OTH 627:  Level II Fieldwork: Part 1
  • OTH 628:  Level II Fieldwork: Part 2
  • OTH 636:  Clinical and Professional Reasoning
  • OTH 640:  Professional Reasoning


AOTA Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program Workshop

  • NY, NY Oct 29-30, 2019
  • Syracuse, NY May 2-3, 2019
  • Binghamton, NY Nov 1 & 2, 2018
  • NY, NY Oct 18-19, 2018
  • Potsdam, NY May 3 -4, 2018
  • Saratoga, NY Oct 26-27, 2017
  • Geneva, NY March 23-24, 2017
  • Utica NY Oct 22-23, 2015
  • Troy, NY March 12-13, 2015
  • Utica, NY Oct 16-17, 2014
  • Utica NY October 4-5, 2013
  • Auburn, NY June 8-9, 2012
  • Troy, NY Nov 4-5, 2011

The Challenging Fieldwork Student: Tools for Success
March 31, 2017,  AOTA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Fieldwork Supervision Toolbox for Working with the Challenging Student               
November 2014,  NYSOTA Annual Conference  Albany, New York

Continuing Competency NYS Regulations for OTs and OTAs                                      
September 2014, CD-NYSOTA Workshop   Troy, NY

Supervision:  Complying with NYS Regulations
May 3, 2014, NYSOTA Continuing Education Day, Malone NY

The Diverse Link Between Occupational Therapy and Engineering
September 2012,  Union College Engineering Program, Schenectady, New  York            

Online Training for OT Fieldwork Educators
April 2010, Annual AOTA Conference, Orlando, FL

Influence of the Fieldwork Educator on Student Learning, Performance and Success November 2009, Annual NYSOTA Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY

Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Educator Online Training Program November 2009, Annual NYSOTA Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY

Professional Organizations

AOTA  American Occupational Therapy Association

  • Member
  • Representative Assembly, Elected Representative for New York 2013 – 2019
  • Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program Trainer
  • Mentor for AOTA AESIS New AFWC Mentorship Program
  • Commission on Education, Past Representative
  • New York Representative to AOTA Representative Assembly; elected member

NYSOTA   New York State Occupational Therapy Association member
Upstate New York Fieldwork Consortium member
Albany HomeHealth Professional Advisory Committee member


Academic Fieldwork Coordinator of the OT Fieldwork Program
Academic advisement to graduate students
Mentor for new OT Faculty
Committee Member:

  • Sage Colleges Faculty Finance Committee
  • Sage Colleges Rank, Tenure, and Promotion Committee
  • Campus Public Safety Committee