Kayla Collins, MOT, EdD, OTR/L

Kayla Collins, MOT, EdD, OTR/L
Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Student Affairs
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Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Student Affairs

Biography: 

Kayla Collins is a Clinical Associate Professor and the Director of Student Affairs for the Baylor University Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. She earned her Masters in Occupational Therapy (2010)  from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and later went on to earn her Doctor in Education from the same institution (2017). Her dissertation work focused on engaging students in online classrooms through increased instructor presence. She has specialty certifications in hybrid learning and teaching (Evidence in Motion), fieldwork education (The American Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA]), and LSVT BIG certification (LSVT Global). 

Dr. Collins is a geriatric occupational therapist with experience working in skilled nursing, home health, outpatient, and community-based settings. Her clinical research interests include geriatric wellness programming and fall prevention strategies in the older adult population. Her academic research interests include interprofessional education and best practices in online teaching and learning. Dr. Collins has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and presented at local, national, and international conferences. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association and the Research Coordinator for the Academic and Education Special Interest Section of AOTA. Within her community Dr. Collins serves as the lead for her county’s Falls Prevention Coalition and as an advisory member for a local organization supporting foster youth and their families.