Chris Eidson, MS, OTR/L

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Education: Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1999
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1999
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Auburn University, 1994

Chris Eidson is an Assistant Professor and the Academic Coordinator of Fieldwork Education. Prior to working as an occupational therapist, Chris worked as both a job coach and a life skills trainer for adults with multi-sensory impairments. He has worked as an occupational therapist since 1999 in settings including an outpatient hand therapy clinic, an orthopedic acute care hospital, an outpatient surgery clinic, and a university-based clinic primarily serving children with developmental disabilities. He has served as a consultant to an industrial design firm regarding ergonomic attributes of various commercial products, and has also worked as an expert witness in cases involving therapy in school systems. In 2006, Chris became a faculty member at UAB. He teaches OT 662 –Enhancing Occupational Performance: Orthotics, Prosthetics, and other Modalities, OT 605 – Therapeutic Skills, and OT 632, 633, and 634 – the Fieldwork Seminar Series, as well as OT 688 series – Occupations and Health: Groups and Communities. Chris is a trainer for the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Fieldwork Educator Certificate Program. He is the Government Affairs Chair for the Alabama Occupational Therapy Association, and is also the alternate representative for the state of Alabama to AOTA’s Representative Assembly. Chris also serves as the Chairperson for the Alabama State Licensing Board of Occupational Therapy.