McKenzie Behrendt, OTR/L, OTD

Instructor

Department of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
Occupational Therapy Program

Health Science Education Complex
2402 University Drive, Office #254
Kearney, NE 68849-4510
308.865.1145
Email

Academic Appointments:
Occupational Therapy Instructor, UNMC 2021-Present

Degrees/Certifications:
Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor, 2022
Mental Health First Aid for Youth and Adults, 2022
OTD: Creighton University, 2015
BS: Exercise Science with minor in Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Kearney 2012
Saebo Orthotics Certified, 2021
Neonatal Touch and Massage Certified, 2017
PAMS Certified, 2015
CarFit Certified, 2015

Primary Teaching Responsibilities:
Human Movement
Occupation Based Course for Middle and Older Adults
Occupation-based Course for Youth and Young Adults

Service:
Member, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2012-Present
Member, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, 2012-Present

Clinical Experience:
Home health, assistive living, skilled nursing home, outpatient with focus on neurological and orthopedic conditions, driving evaluations, neonatal intensive care, inpatient care, and seating and mobility evaluations

Scholarly Activity:
Scholarship of teaching and learning

Publications:
Gossman K, Behrendt M, DeHoff M, Doughty E, Reinhart C. (2022, April 11). Stability during mobility: How to select a safe patient transfer [e-Learning module]. Retrieved from https://webmedia.unmc.edu/eLearning_open/RFA11/StabilityDuringMobility/

Behrendt M, Semin J, Smallfield S. (2022, December 7). The Design of an interprofessional mock objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in preparation for high-stakes exams [Poster Presentation]. AOTA Education Summit, Orlando, FL, United States or virtual.

Presentations:
Behrendt M, Semin J, Smallfield S. (2022, December 7). Design of an interprofessional mock objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in preparation for high-stakes exams [Poster Presentation]. AOTA Education Summit, Orlando, FL, United States or virtual.