CofC's Occupational and Physical Therapy Alliance

Welcome students! CofC's Occupational and Physical Therapy Alliance (OPTA) is the place for all students to learn more about OT and PT.

Operating as usual


Calling all future PT, OT, SLP, & PAs! 📣 You won’t want to miss this!

Wednesday, October 19th at 6pm in RITA 103 is our annual grad student panel! We will have current grad students available for an open discussion to answer any and all questions!

We can’t wait! See you then! 🎉

Photos from CofC's Occupational and Physical Therapy Alliance's post 10/07/2022

Welcome to OPTA - We’re so glad you’re here! 😊👋🏼 Here is a great breakdown of the steps you can take to become an official member.

This year we have implemented a point system to ensure members stay engaged and gain every valuable resource that OPTA has to offer!

Have any questions? Feel free to comment below! 👇🏼



We have a wonderful guest speaker from Tufts University coming to speak about general graduate school admissions process as well as what it looks like to apply to OT school.

Even if you aren’t pre-OT, this information will be highly useful for all allied health professions! We highly recommend attending!

We will be on Zoom at 6pm and can’t wait to see your smiling faces! Link is in our bio. Come prepared with questions!


Get ready for our next meeting! 😊

We will be together this Wednesday, September 28th in RITA 103 at 6pm. The will be joining us to present a workshop on professional materials like resumes, cover letters, CVs, and more!

Bring your laptop and professional materials! 💻📑✏️

Photos from CofC's Occupational and Physical Therapy Alliance's post 09/06/2022

Meet your new exec board for the fall semester! ✨🩺

- Lily Andrew, President
- Kate Dubose, Vice President
- Chelsey Barna, Secretary
- Kaitlyn Runzel, Treasurer
- Liv Herndon, Social Media Representative

We’re so excited to serve our OPTA members this semester and can’t wait to meet everyone soon!


Hey Cougars! 😊👋 We hope you had an awesome summer!

We’re excited to announce our very first meeting of the fall semester THIS upcoming Wednesday, September 7th, from 6-7PM in RITA 103.

There will be lots of fun stuff, you don’t want to miss it! See you there!


We have our LAST meeting this Monday 😢🥺💔

Meet us in the Cistern Yard at 6:30pm! Come dressed to impress to take headshots for your future professional materials. 📸 We will also be handing out goodie bags for you to celebrate the end of the semester as your prepare for finals. 🎉📚

We hope to see everyone there!


Exec board applications are now LIVE! We’re looking for a Secretary and Treasurer to add to our board. Apps are due Monday, May 2nd.


We have our second to last meeting TONIGHT at 6:30pm in RITA 102! 😊

As our future careers are quickly approaching, we want to prepare y’all as best we can! Come with questions and any other helpful materials - We’ll go over it all!


Can you believe it?! Cougarthon is here! THIS Saturday we are celebrating our fundraising achievements in Cistern Yard from 12-6PM. 🎉🥳

There will be free food, merch, rec and dance classes, meet and greets with the miracle kids, and more! Feel free to drop in or stay for the entire event! 💛❤️


Channel your inner yogi! 🧘🏼‍♀️ We’ll be practicing yoga and mindfulness TONIGHT at 6:30 in RITA 102 - bring your own mat!

Photos from CofC's Occupational and Physical Therapy Alliance's post 02/18/2022

Well we just had the best time at ! 😊

Thank you to & current students for the incredible informational session and tour! We might just have some future MUSC PT, OT, PA, & SLP students on our hands! 🤞🏻👩🏼‍⚕️


We are SO excited to announce that we are partnering up with to provide a private visit to the College of Health Professions for our OPTA members! 🎉🏥

This visit will take place on Thursday, February 17th at 5PM. There are limited spots available so please RSVP using the link in bio by Friday, February 11th at 12PM. This is a first-come, first-serve basis. You will be contacted to confirm your attendance.

We’re eager and grateful for this opportunity for our members! 😊 Who’s excited?!


📣 Upcoming Meeting Alert 📣

We are so excited to announce that this upcoming Monday, we will host a guest speaker! We will discuss the value and process of research and also plug some upcoming research opportunities! 👩🏼‍🔬🔬

See you there! 👋🏼


‼️ Help us help you! Please fill out the interest form! We want to hear from you what you want out of OPTA!

Link located in Instagram bio, story highlight, & in your email inbox.


YAY! ✨ First meeting of the semester is this upcoming Monday, January 24th at 6:30pm in RITA 102! Yes, notice the location change from last semester.

We’ll be reintroducing OPTA, brainstorming ideas YOU want to see and be a part of, hearing an update about our service project (), and playing games!

We can’t wait to be together again!!! 🤗


Welcome back to campus, OPTA! 🤗 If you’re new here, welcome! If you’re returning, welcome back!

We hope you had a joyful and restful break and are getting into the swing of things for the spring semester!

Be on the lookout for upcoming meetings and events here soon! 🎉


Happy winter break, OPTA! ❄️🎄

We hope you had a wonderful semester and can’t wait to be together in the new year! Looking forward to some fun events coming soon! 😊


Last meeting of the semester?? 😢 We can’t believe it either!

Let’s get together and celebrate! We will be writing holiday cards to MUSC! Games & snacks included! 🥳 Can’t wait to be together once last time!


Happy Thanksgiving, OPTA! 🍂🖤 We hope you enjoy a happy and healthy Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends! We are grateful for you all!


Tonight’s event has been POSTPONED. See y’all soon!


Tonight tonight tonight!!! 🤩

Meet at RITA 103 to write thank you cards for our MUSC/CARES clinic healthcare workers, then we’ll walk over to Higdon! Yummy treats included! See you there! 👋🏼


We’re back together again! 🤗 This upcoming Monday, November 1 @ 6:30 PM in RITA 103! Don’t miss it!

Photos from CofC's Occupational and Physical Therapy Alliance's post 10/26/2021

Give it up for our MUSC Students Tell-All meeting 👏🏻👏🏻

So incredibly grateful to SLP/PT/OT student panel for sharing their knowledge and experience on what it is like to be a student in an allied health profession! Thank you thank you thank you! 😷🤍


📣 Calling ALL pre-PT, OT, SLP, PA interests!

OPTA is hosting a ‘MUSC Students Tell-All’ student panel Q&A! We’re so excited to bring several MUSC students to open up a discussion on these various health professions!

Come ready with questions! See y’all on Monday at 6:30 in RITA 103! 🤗


Have a happy and healthy fall break, OPTA! 🍂
See you back on October 25th for our next meeting! 🥰

Photos from CofC's Occupational and Physical Therapy Alliance's post 10/14/2021

Can’t go on without sharing awareness for all of our PAs and PA students!🥼🩺🖤

Let us know in the comments why you choose PA 👇🏼

Photos from CofC's Occupational and Physical Therapy Alliance's post 09/28/2021

Last night was the best 😷🖤 So happy to be together and see those smiling eyes again!

❗️Don’t forget! Child Health Day on Monday, October
4th! Register to our OPTA team! And meet us from 7-9pm to hangout during “Like a Kid Fest” in Cistern Yard!


Tonight tonight tonight! 😍 OPTA meeting at 6:30pm in RITA 103!

We’re so excited to announce our community service project, ! Get PUMPED to hear how we’ll be partnering with CM this year! 🎗

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