Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy


Nancy Ranft, OTD, OTR/L

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


Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, 2007

BS in Allied Health Science-Occupational Therapy, The Ohio State University, 1982


Licensed Occupational Therapist in New York
Registered Occupational Therapist with NBCOT (National Board for Certified Occupational Therapy)
Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
Myofascial Cupping Practitioner
NBCOT Exam Writer

Clinical Practice

Over 30 years of clinical practice

      • Direct client services and fieldwork supervision provided in the following settings: community outpatient clinic, acute trauma and community hospitals, and inpatient mental health.
      • Multi-disciplinary management roles in mental health, community hospital and outpatient settings.

Courses Taught

  • OTH 504 Foundations of Occupational Therapy, Lab
  • OTH 608 Foundations of Occupational Therapy, Lecture and lab
  • OTH 612 Management of Occupational Therapy Services, Lecture and Seminar
  • OTH 622 Fieldwork Seminar


Course Revision: The Daunting Task of Creating New and Improved, American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Poster Presentation 2020

Modifying Teaching to Meet the Needs of Students, Center for Teaching and Learning, May 2017

Creating a Quality Annual Faculty Review, Center for Teaching and Learning, May 2016

Multiple-choice Exam Writing, Center for Teaching and Learning, May 2015

Delivery of Patient Education in a Culturally Sensitive Environment, New York State Occupational Therapy Association conference in Saratoga, NY, 2009


Sage Graduate School Curriculum Committee
Sage Colleges Strategic Planning Committee
Broughton Committee
Professional Organizations
AOTA Member


Faculty Distinguished Service Award, 2017