M. POLLIE PRICE, PhD portrait
  • Program Director, Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Department Program, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Associate Chair, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Associate Professor, Occupational & Recreational Therapies
  • Director of Graduate Studies , Occupational & Recreational Therapies
801-587-9227

Current Courses

Fall 2022

  • OC TH-6980
    Special Workshops
  • OC TH-7210
    Leadership & Mgmt Sem 1
  • OC TH-7152
    Culture and Occupation
  • OC TH-6960
    Adv Topics in OT
  • OC TH-6960
    Adv Topics in OT
  • OC TH-6010
    Foundations of OT
  • OC TH-6010
    Foundations of OT

Spring 2022

Professional Organizations

  • 2019 - 2020. Position : Chair-Student Scholarship Commmittee.
  • 2014 - 2019. Position : Student Scholarship Committee Member.
  • 2004 - 2021. Position : Member; Board Member.
  • 2003 - present. Position : Member, committee member, Board member.
  • 1978 - present. Position : Member.

Practice History

  • Adult Neuro-rehabilitation: Acquired Brain Injury, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Neuro-degenerative diseases. College of Nursing. 2004 - 2004 .

Teaching Philosophy

I teach from a philosophy that supports adult learning through innovative methods, including group learning activities and assessments that emphasize synthesis and complex clinical reasoning. Activities include written papers, case study applications, comparative analysis and interactions with community clients. Although I use lectures for more complex material, I prefer to have students read materials ahead and participate in directed learning activities and class discussions in which they can integrate and apply concepts. I am committed to helping students to more clearly understand the relationships between research, theory, and practice and to use these relationships to inform their professional reasoning. I am also committed to helping students develop their therapeutic use of self, narrative reasoning, and empathic competence. These aspects are the art and science of the profession and are central to a strong professional identity and ethos.

Courses I Teach

  • OC TH-6980 - Special Workshops
  • OC TH-7210 - Leadership & Mgmt Sem 1
  • OC TH-7152 - Culture and Occupation
  • OC TH-6960 - Adv Topics in OT
  • OC TH-6960 - Adv Topics in OT
  • OC TH-6010 - Foundations of OT
  • OC TH-6010 - Foundations of OT
  • OC TH-6020 - Culture & Thera Relatng
  • OC TH-7022 - Occupational Science
  • OC TH-6062 - Theories in OT Practice
  • OC TH-6220 - OT Application II
  • OC TH-6940 - Directed Research
  • OC TH-6980 - Special Workshops

Small Group Teaching

  • DEEP: Diabetes Education & Empowerment Program, an interdisciplinary student-run program delivered via telehealth with persons with Type II diabetes, in partnership with the Midvale CBC Clinic, and preceptors from occupational therapy (Price), pharmacy (Shane-McWhorter), and medicine (Samuelson). Students are from occupational therapy, nutrition, pharmacy, physical therapy, dentistry.  2020  -  2021

Former Students

  • Maren Voss, . Role: Member.
  • Jessica Duquette, . Role: Member.
  • Faith Moy, . Role: Chair.
  • Travis Chamberlian, . Role: Chair.