Brittany Saviers, PhD, OTR/L

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Doyne 101

(501) 852-0984

Dr. Saviers has been practicing as an occupational therapist since 2008 in multifaceted roles, including academician, practitioner, fieldwork educator, and program developer.  An alumnus of the University of Central Arkansas, Dr. Saviers is proud to be a faculty member within the Department of Occupational Therapy since 2013 where she currently serves as the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator.  As the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, she values  maintaining current relationships and establishing new bonds with fieldwork educators across the nation and globe!


Her primary areas of teaching have included graduate level professional foundation courses, theory, fieldwork, and pediatric intervention courses in occupational therapy.  Additionally, Dr. Saviers enjoys the responsibility of leading a yearly level I fieldwork experience to the Blue Zone of Costa Rica where students have the opportunity to adopt occupation as a vehicle for learning about different health professions and country, while shaping their view of the world, people, and how the profession is inextricably linked to global culture.


In clinical practice, Dr. Saviers’ primary focus has been serving children and youth of all ages in a variety of settings.  Her niche is working with adolescents in school-based and community settings with a focus on transition planning.  In addition to teaching and advising, Dr. Saviers is aware of the need for advancing the profession’s body of knowledge.  She has disseminated research related to the Theory of Occupational Adaptation, community-based programming, effective teaching/learning methods, global learning and engagement, and pediatric family-centered care.  Currently she is conducting research on the teaching and learning process related to global learning and engagement in occupational therapy, the professional and cultural competencies required of occupational therapy practitioners in Arkansas, as well as the lifelong value of play and creativity through an occupational engagement lens.


In addition, Dr. Saviers values service and is active in advocacy and community-based program development.  She co-directs Acting Creates Therapeutic Success (ACTS) in Little Rock, a community-based program providing adults with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the performing arts.  Dr. Saviers is also involved in numerous community and professional organizations including, serving as the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee Region III Director, the vice president of the Arkansas Down Syndrome Association, members of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association, and auxiliary member and performing arts coordinator for the Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled organization.


2021 Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Doctorate of Philosophy in Occupational Therapy


2008 University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy


2006 University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR
Bachelor of Science


Research Interests

Connection between occupation and health

Global learning and engagement

The lifelong value of play and creativity

Scholarship of teaching and learning

Community-based programming