Centers and Research

Centers and Research

Research laboratories and community outreach and service centers in the Occupational Therapy Department enhance students’ learning experiences through ongoing opportunities for volunteer work, hourly employment, fieldwork, and research.

Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC)

The ATRC offers adapted computing services to CSU students and employees with disabilities. Services include adapted computing evaluations, training, accommodations, and consultations focused on ensuring access to technology and educational opportunities.

Visit the ATRC website.

CSU student’s wheelchair invention inspired by personal experience - at the ATRC


Brainwaves Research Laboratory

The Brainwaves Research Laboratory has several active research projects that address brain maturation and function in typically developing children and children with disabilities.

Visit the Brainwaves website.


Center for Community Partnerships (CCP)

The CCP provides employment services, case management, and educational support for individuals with disabilities and/or people experiencing barriers to employment and full community participation. Programs delivered through the CCP include:

Visit the CCP website.


Center for Occupational Therapy Education (COTE)

Through research, faculty development, and consultation, the Center for Occupational Therapy Education@CSU promotes excellence and evidence-based practice in graduate-level teaching and course design.

Visit the COTE website.


Integrative Rehabilitation Laboratory (IRL)

The focus of the lab is identifying variables that influence disability and daily function, and developing novel interventions that promote better recovery and functional ability for people with various diagnoses.

Visit the IRL website.


Life Outcomes After Brain Injury Research Program (LOBI)

Life Outcomes after Brain Injury (LOBI) is a research center located within the Department of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. The research conducted through LOBI focuses on screening students for possible traumatic brain injury (TBI), life outcomes, and care access following brain injury.

Visit the LOBI website.


Restoring Effective Sleep Tranquility (REST)

Restoring Effective Sleep Tranquility (REST) is a program at Colorado State University that has been offering group-based and individualized sleep improvement education and support to qualifying post-9/11 student veterans since 2015. The program is directed and delivered by occupational therapists with advanced clinical training in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia.

Visit the REST website.