Faculty Profile

Deanna Proulx-Sepelak

Deanna Lynn Proulx-Sepelak

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Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy
Program Dir, Dual-Degree Bachelor of Science/Master of OT

Education

BS, MHA, Quinnipiac University
Areas of expertise

Biomechanics
Aquatics
Anatomy
Kinesiology
Courses

Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology II

Spring 2020

Organization

Occupational Therapy

Phone Number

203-582-8675

Mail Drop

NH-HSC

Email

Deanna.Proulx-Sepelak@quinnipiac.edu

Deanna Proulx-Sepelak, MHA, OTR/L is a Clinical Professor and Director of the Dual-Degree Bachelor of Science/Master of Occupational Therapy program at Quinnipiac University. She has been affiliated with Quinnipiac for the last 30 years in roles including: undergraduate and graduate student, part time instructor, clinical coordinator, full time faculty, and Assistant Dean for the School of Health Sciences. Her teaching expertise includes clinical anatomy and kinesiology, human anatomical dissection, biomechanical assessment and analysis from an occupation-based perspective, as well as clinical management of polytrauma and chronic health conditions across the continuum of care. She was instrumental in developing emerging practice models for clinical education at Quinnipiac dating back to 2000. This included developing curricula in community-based, post-secondary transitional educational settings working among young adults with a variety of developmental disabilities. These local programs included Vista Vocational and Life Skills Center, SARAH, Inc., Chapel Haven, and the Cheshire Secondary Transition Collaborative at QU. Her innovation and dedication to clinical education was formally recognized by the New England Occupational Therapy Education Council’s with its’ Irene Allard Award, distinguishing exceptional contribution to fieldwork education in Occupational Therapy.
Professor Proulx-Sepelak is a contributing author in both Occupational Therapy Interventions and Ryan’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (SLACK Incorporated, NJ). She is an active leader and member of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) having served two terms as the elected Connecticut State Representative to the Representative Assembly (RA) of AOTA. She is currently serving her second appointed term as the Sergeant at Arms also for the RA at AOTA.

Quinnipiac University

2019 – Present

Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

2014 – 2019

Clinical Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

2010 – 2014

Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

2005 – 2010

Assistant Dean, School of Health Sciences

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

2004 – 2005

Visiting Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

2000 – 2004

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

1999 – 1999

Clinical Coordinator, Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

1998 – 1998

Clinical Coordinator, Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare\Hospital

1997 – 2005

Per Diem Registered Occupational Therapist

Wallingford, CT

Quinnipiac University

1997 – 2000

Visiting Instructor of Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT

Quinnipiac University

1997 – 1997

Adjunct Lecturer in Occupational Therapy

Hamden, CT

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare\Hospital

1995 – 1997

Full time Registered Occupational Therapist

Wallingford, CT

Proulx-Sepelak, D. & Bondoc, S. , Do science prerequisites predict student success in the professional phase of an entry-level combined bachelor’s/master’s occupational therapy program? , American Occupational Therapy Association Education Summit, Fort Worth, TX (2017).

Proulx-Sepelak, D., Occupational Therapy Interventions , Foundational skills for functional activities, 2nd ed. 35-136, Thorofare, NJ (SLACK Incorporated 2016).

Proulx-Sepelak, D. , Femoral neck fracture, School of Medicine Annual Musculoskeletal Interprofessional Education Event, North Haven, CT (2016).

Connecticut Occupational Therapy Association Member

Spring 2010 to present

American Occupational Therapy Association Member

Spring 1993 to present

Certified Occupational Therapist

February 1996 to present

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

Licensed Occupational Therapist

February 1996 to present

State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health.