Occupational Therapy

Faculty & Staff

April Cowan

April Cowan, OTD, OTR, CHT
Chair ad interim, Associate Professor of Instruction and Program Director - Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate

Curriculum Vitae Influuent Research Profile

Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1142

P: 409-772-3076
F: 409-747-1615
E: accowan@utmb.edu

Teaching Areas of Interest

Evidence-Based Practice, Capstone Project Development, Professional Development, Musculoskeletal Practice, Mental Health Fieldwork, Ergonomics, Sexuality and Disability, and Anatomy and Kinesiology

Research Interests

Upper Extremity Evaluation and Interventions, Outcomes Measures, and Pediatric Burn Rehabilitation


April C. Cowan, OTD, OTR, CHT, is the Chair ad interim and an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the UTMB School of Health Professions. Dr. Cowan received a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from UTMB and her Post-Professional Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain University.

Her scholarly interests include the use of tests and measures to assess hand function, post-burn rehabilitation, and evidence-based practice. In addition to her teaching hours, service commitments, and scholarly responsibilities, Dr. Cowan maintains clinical practice in the area of pediatric burn rehabilitation, with an emphasis on managing the severely traumatized hand.

Dr. Cowan is the faculty advisor for the Nu Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, the national occupational therapy honor society and a member of the board of directors for both the American Hand Therapy Foundation and the Texas Society for Hand Therapy. She maintains active professional memberships in the American Occupational Therapy Association, the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA), and the American Society of Hand Therapists.

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