Fellowship Programs

Helping Clinicians Become Leaders Through Fellowship Programs.

Advance your career through the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions Occupational Therapy Fellowship programs. Our programs were developed exclusively for occupational therapists who are new graduates or early in their professional careers who want to become specialists and leaders in their area of practice.

The Pediatric Fellowship Program is an approved fellowship program through AOTA. The Neurology and Gerontology Fellowships are in Candidacy Status through AOTA and will be reviewed for approval in Spring 2018.

Mission Driven, Service Minded

The Creighton University Pediatric Occupational Therapy Fellowship programs in Pediatrics, Neurology, and Gerontology aligns with our mission of creating reflective occupational therapy practitioners who serve clients and their families with a focus on respect for diversity, local, national and global service and holistic care.

Fellows will receive mentoring support by clinical faculty and other occupational therapy experts in the areas of clinical practice, professional communication, interpersonal collaboration, clinical and ethical reasoning, evidence-based practice, teaching, specialized topics, advocacy and community service.

A Valued Member of the Creighton Team

Fellowships are 12-month long programs that begins August 1 of each year. Total clinical practice time will be the equivalent of three to four days per week. Fellows have the opportunity to teach specialty content throughout the entry-level occupational therapy curriculum and clinical labs. Fellows are a valued member of the team and a salaried Creighton employee with benefits, with no up-front tuition requirement for the experience.

Pediatric Fellowship

The fellow will participate in interprofessional practice opportunities, outpatient services including feeding, eating and swallowing, sensory integration, general practice, school-based practice and opportunities to explore other practice settings. The fellow will participate in an international teaching and service experience as determined by the fellowship program. Clinic time may include Saturday and/or evening hours. 

Current Fellow

Kristin Hasenauer

Kristin Hasenauer

Neurology Fellowship

The fellow will participate in interprofessional practice opportunities, outpatient, inpatient rehabilitation, and acute care services focused on neurorehabilitation practice. The fellow will participate in teaching and student supervision as well during the fellowship program. Clinic time may vary and can include Saturday and/or evening hours.

Current Fellow

Becky Jessen

Becky Jessen

Gerontology Fellowship

The fellow will participate in interprofessional practice opportunities, skilled nursing, sub-acute, assisted living, home health and other geriatric practice settings during this fellowship program. The fellow will participate in teaching and student supervision as well during the program. Clinic time may vary and can include Saturday and/or evening hours.

Current Fellow

Katrin Volkmer

Katrin Volkmer


Creighton University Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program Philosophy

The Creighton University Occupational Therapy Fellowship programs strive to:

  • Foster development of expert clinical skills in new practitioners through mentored practice, didactic learning, interprofessional education, and self-assessment and reflection.
  • Foster development of critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills through self-guided discovery and research.
  • Support growth of the occupational therapy profession through mentored training of skills in academia, scholarship, and through support of local, national, and international service initiatives to enhance the lives of others.
  • Live out the Ignatian values in the delivery of occupational therapy services and in the education of entry-level occupational therapy students.
  • Deliver high quality, team-based, interprofessional care for clients and education to entry-level occupational therapy students.


Core Elements

The following have been identified as the core elements of the Occupational Therapy Fellowship programs:

  1. Clinical Practice
  2. Academia
  3. Interprofessional Education
  4. Service
  5. Scholarship

Application Process

    Before starting this online application, please allow ample time to complete it, as it does not allow for you to save and return at another time.  The online application must be started and completed in the same session.

    We are providing a pdf version example of the application for your information and convenience, but all applications must be completed and submitted using the online link when it is available.  Please do not submit the PDF.

    Admission Criteria

    • Graduate from Accredited Doctorate Program preferred. Will consider applicant from Accredited Master’s Programs.
    • Demonstrate strong communication skills both verbal and written in clinical and academic settings.
    • Recommend completion of a Level II Fieldwork, Doctoral Experiential Component, or practice experience in fellowship program related practice setting.
    • Demonstrate strong leadership and teamwork abilities to work with a variety of individuals including, family members, clients, community members and other professionals.


    Application Links

    All applications need to be completed by February 1st, 2018:


    Application Process

    1.  Submit application electronically using link above.
    2.  Applications should include the following:

    • Electronic application form including responses to essay questions
    • Curriculum vitae (CV) or resumé (upload at the end of the electronic application)
    • Three letters of reference (letter of reference request form available here)
    • Occupational Therapy academic transcript 


    Email or mail reference letters and transcripts to: 

    Anna Domina, OTD, OT/L
    Department of Occupational Therapy
    2500 California Plaza.
    Omaha, NE. 68178
    annadomina [at] creighton [dot] edu

    A review panel comprised of faculty members will evaluate the applications

    Interview Process

    Applicants will be invited for an on-site interview based on the application evaluation scores.

    An on-site interview will be required for all applicants in March 2018, with admission decisions rendered by mid-April.