Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

Student Association of Occupational Therapy (SOTA)

The Rocky Mountain College SOTA chapter is backed by a community of like-minded, team oriented students, who strive to provide resources to increase member success through educational growth, involvement, and enjoyment.

Core Values

  • Valuing interdisciplinary therapeutic approaches
  • Embracing diversity and community engagement
  • Promoting lifelong evidence-based learning
  • Advocating for the fundamental value of occupation-based, client-centered service delivery to enhance patient health, well-being and quality of life.


Welcome Class of 2024

Class of 2024

January is a month in which the halls of the Charles Morledge Science Building on Rocky’s campus are buzzing with anticipatory excitement. 2021 marks the third year of this excitement, and the first year the program is at full capacity. The third-year students have adventured off, embarking on their Fieldwork II experiences, the second-year students looking forward to transitioning from mentees to being mentors, and a new cohort of first-year students are being welcomed into the commencement of their professional career. When asked how she felt about the program being at full capacity, founding director, Dr. Twylla Kirchen reflected, "It continues to humble me each and every day to have the honor to work with outstanding faculty and staff to facilitate learning opportunities for our students. The students are making a tremendous impact in our community and region and I am grateful that we have this opportunity. It truly is the students who make all of the difference!

Leadership of RMC SOTA would like to say CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations to Dr. Kirchen for the program being in full swing. Congratulations to the class of 2024 for your acceptance and involvement in an amazing OTD program! Welcome home.


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