Student Wins International Society’s Video Contest

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences Occupational Therapy Tampa Bay Regional Campus

Taylor Dingus, Year III student of the entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) student won the 2019 Video Contest sponsored by the Society for the Study of Occupation USA (SSO USA).  The Society is a national community of scholars who engage in the dynamic exchange of ideas to support the global community of occupational science. It provides a forum that promotes and disseminates research in occupational science to the public, and in so doing fosters the theory and research of occupation in understanding humans as occupational beings. The basic science intersects with the profession of occupational therapy as well as other disciplines that promote the nature of occupation in its relations hip with health and well-being.  More information about SSO USA is in

Taylor Dingus created her video entry to the contest when she was on her second year in the O.T.D. program after researching the questions provided by the Society to include as content of the video.  The video needed to answer the questions: “What is Occupational Science? and How does Occupational Science benefit humanity?” Dingus’s award was announced, and her award-winning video was shown during the annual business meeting of the society during its annual research conference held in Scottsdale, AZ, in October 2019.  Dingus will receive her award during the 2020 annual research conference scheduled in October 2020, in St. Petersburg, FL.


The award-winning video is available at:

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