Bridget Scheidler EdD, OTR, CAPS

Bridget Scheidler EdD, OTR, CAPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Bridget Scheidler is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Baylor University Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. Dr. Scheidler earned her Bachelor of Health Science (2004) and Master of Occupational Therapy (2005) from the University of Florida. In 2019, she earned her Doctor of Education degree, with a specialization completion in Teaching and Learning, from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Her dissertation research focused on the feelings of preparedness amongst practicing occupational therapy clinicians to work with youth exposed to school shooting.

Since she began practicing in 2006, Dr. Scheidler has worked with adults and older adults in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and home health.  She specializes in home modifications and is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). 

Dr. Scheidler began her work in academia in 2013 with guest lectures and soon became a year-round adjunct professor at the university teaching musculoskeletal and older adult labs, creating and teaching courses for their post-professional OTD program, and performing a variety of unit lectures throughout other courses.  

Dr. Scheidler volunteers at a local student-run pro-bono clinic to assist in supervising students with treating underserved community members. She is a member of the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission. She is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Occupational Therapy Education. Dr. Scheidler also enjoys using social media to expand the teaching and learning in her classroom.