Student Opportunities 

2020 "What is OT?" Student Video Contest: Voting is OPEN!

Purpose: Promote the occupational therapy profession, expand awareness of our profession, and/or explain occupational therapy to consumers and other professionals.

Guidelines: Students from OT and OTA programs in Tennessee must create a 2-5 minute “What is OT?” video about occupational therapy. This can be a formal explanation, creative explanation, skit, or music video.

Prize: The winning video will be featured on the TNOTA website and shown at the 2021 TNOTA conference. The winning program will also receive a pizza party!

Questions: Please email the Student Involvement Committee at [email protected] 

Voting: TNOTA members may vote September 26-October 3. The winner will be announced October 5. View the videos below and cast your vote using the "2020 "What Is OT?" Student Video Contest Voting Form." 

2020 "What Is OT?" Student Video Contest Voting Form

Belmont University 


Jackson State Community College  


Tennessee Wesleyan University MOT Class of 2021 


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Class of 2020


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Class of 2021 



Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program 

The Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program is currently in it's first cycle (August 1, 2020-February 1, 2021). The second cycle will begin in spring 2021. 

All Tennessee occupational therapy students and practitioners are invited to be a part of TNOTA's Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program. Mentees, who may be students or practitioners, will be paired with experienced practitioners for mentorship. All mentors must have an active Tennessee occupational therapy license. The TNOTA Occupational Therapy Mentorship Program is a 6 month program. Click here for more details!









Social Media Takeovers

If your school has an upcoming fun event, project, or if you would like to post about a day in the life of your occupational therapy program, please contact the Student Involvement Committee at [email protected] to schedule a social media takeover of TNOTA’s Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours! Programs will be taking over these social media platforms monthly. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to promote your program and the occupational therapy profession! 


Student Research Requests

Have a research survey you'd like to post to TNOTA membership? See instructions on our Research page!


Student Involvement Committee

If you'd like to learn more about these initiatives, or have ideas of your own, contact the Student Involvement Committee at [email protected] for information on how to join the committee!