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Brenda Prosser

Assistant Professor

(260) 359-4206
bprosser@huntington.edu

Joined the Huntington University faculty in 2020.

Dr. Brenda Prosser teaches in the Department of Occupational Therapy Assistant. She specializes in pediatric and neonatal occupational therapy, particularly developmental care for preterm and medically fragile infants, as well as touch and massage therapy. As part of her post-professional doctoral capstone, Brenda researched the scope of the developmental educator role in the NICU environment. She has also led a NICU Developmental Care Committee and provided evidence-based developmental care education for NICU staff.

Brenda hopes that her students leave her class well-prepared for a rewarding career in occupational therapy and are ready to meet challenges in the healthcare industry. In order to achieve this goal, she works to provide students with a holistic educational experience with a focus on best practices and strategies in occupational therapy. As an educator at Huntington University, Brenda strives to support students in both their educational and spiritual needs and continues engaging in learning experiences herself to grow in her teaching abilities. She brings experience as an OTD student capstone and OTA student baccalaureate project mentor to her current role.

Originally from Reese, Michigan, Brenda now lives with her husband in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In between teaching classes, Brenda enjoys knitting, playing the piano, traveling, and spending time with friends, family, and her dog, Cash.

Education:

  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy; Valparaiso University
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy; Western Michigan University

Certifications:

  • Certified Neonatal Therapist (CNT)
  • Neonatal Touch and Massage Therapist Certification (NTMTC)
  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage, Infant Massage USA (CEIM)
  • NBCOT Pediatric Practice Area of Emphasis

Notable Experiences:

  • Pediatric occupational therapist, 2001-2013
    • Worked with children ages 3-18 in a school setting
    • Worked with children birth to three and their families in the First Steps program in an in-home setting
  • Neonatal acute care occupational therapist, 2013-2021
    • Worked in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Guest lecturer for Huntington University OTD and OTA programs, 2017-2020

Involvements:

  • National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT)
  • Registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Indiana Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA)
Education
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Western Michigan University
Notable Experience
  • Pediatric occupational therapist for 12 years
  • Neonatal occupational therapist for 7 years
  • Certified Neonatal Therapist
  • Certified Neonatal Touch and Massage Therapist
  • Certified Educator of Infant Massage
Involvements
  • National Association of Neonatal Therapists
  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • American Occupational Therapy Association
  • Indiana Occupational Therapy Association