VERMILLION, S.D. – Two University of South Dakota Department of Occupational Therapy faculty members received prestigious national certifications from the American Occupational Therapy Association. They are the only occupational therapists in South Dakota to hold board certifications in their respective areas of expertise.
Shana Cerny, OTD, assistant professor, received board certification in pediatrics, and Whitney Lucas Molitor, OTD, assistant professor, received board certification in geriatrics.
Cerny began teaching at the University of South Dakota Department of Occupational Therapy in 2012, and Molitor began her teaching duties in 2015.
Nationwide, Molitor is one of only 29 occupational therapists certified in geriatrics. Cerny is one of only 122 occupational therapists certified in pediatrics.