Dr. Kate Reiter

Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program

(319) 226 2525

Office Hours: Fri 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Dr. Reiter joined the MS in OT Faculty in 2016. She has practiced in a variety of rural practice treatment settings including acute care, outpatient, skilled-nursing, long-term care and home health. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) and was an Occupational Therapy Director. She is experienced in upper extremity rehabilitation of the hand, wrist and elbow including hand therapy, fracture management, orthotic fabrication, pre and post-operative care, wound management and modalities.

Joined Allen College: 2016

Post-Professional OTD, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (2017)
MAOT, College of St. Catherine (2005)
BS, Exercise and Sports Science, Iowa State University (2002)

Professional Certifications:
Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT)

Professional Memberships:
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Iowa Occupational Therapy Association (IOTA)

Teaching Concentration:
Kinesiology, Neuroscience, Upper Extremity Evaluation and Intervention, Modalities, Orthotic Fabrication, Seating and Wheeled Mobility, Adult and Older Adult Populations and Interprofessional Education

Dr. Reiter’s areas of research include student professionalism and rural practice. She has presented her research at national (AOTA) and state (IOTA) conferences. She has also published and reviewed articles for the Journal of Occupational Therapy Education.

Community/College Service:
Steamboat Rock Presbyterian Church: Deacon
Pinnacle Place: Treasurer
Ameritech College of Healthcare Occupational Therapy Assistant Program: Advisory Board
Allen College Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA): Faculty Advisor
Allen College Health Sciences Graduate Curriculum Committee: Secretary
Allen College Professional Development and Welfare Committee

What do you enjoy most about teaching at Allen College?
I enjoy so many things! I love what I do. I enjoy engaging with the students and getting to be a small part of their OT journey. I like knowing that I am helping educate future OTs that will go out into our communities and make a difference. Our past and current faculty is such a special group…I treasure both the work and personal relationships we have with each other. I don’t think you find that in every program. I also love that my job is all about life-long learning. I try to push myself to learn something new every day, whether that is from reading, an experience, from students or a faculty member.