Tracey Zeiner, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor & Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Occupational Therapy

Dr. Tracey Zeiner has been a practicing occupational therapist since 1991. She has worked in a variety of settings with the majority of her experience in geriatrics. Dr. Zeiner believes clients thrive in their own environments and enjoys working with clients in their home. She is also interested in animal assisted therapy and has received training as a facility dog handler, as well as training in hippotherapy. Dr. Zeiner brings her Canine Companion Facility Dog, Nibs, to enhance the educational experience of the students at ACHE. As Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, she partners with students, practitioners, and mentors, to ensure the relationship is mutually beneficial for teaching, learning and treatment. She was an active fieldwork educator for over 20 years and joined academia in 2016. She holds a clinical doctorate in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac University.


  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, 1991, University of Central Arkansas
  • Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, 2017, Quinnipiac University


  • Recognition of Achievement in Teaching Excellence, UCA Center for Teaching Excellence, April 24, 2018
  • Recipient of Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dog Nibs, February, 2014
  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, 2009

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
  • Geriatric Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

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