Keiser University recognizes Gulf Coast Village for its strong occupational therapy internship program

Keiser University recognizes Gulf Coast Village for its strong occupational therapy internship program

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (May 10, 2018) – Keiser University has recognized Gulf Coast Village as the top local site for its occupational therapy students during the 2017-18 academic year.

Gulf Coast Village earned the university’s “Best Fieldwork Site” award after developing a mutually beneficial program in which Keiser students complete their clinical internships at the premier continuing care retirement community. The annual award recognizes a community partner that graciously accepts Level I and Level II fieldwork placements and is willing to share knowledge and expertise with future occupational therapy professionals.

“Keiser University has long been known as a leader in healthcare education, and the quality of Keiser’s interns has been second to none,” said Kevin Ahmadi, executive director of Gulf Coast Village. “Our team of clinicians has happily accepted as many Keiser interns as we can accommodate, and that ultimately raises the level of service we’re able to offer our residents.”

Keiser University, founded in 1977 by Arthur and Evelyn Keiser, opened a Fort Myers campus in 2010. The private university specializes in medical career education, with its occupational therapy assistant program among its most popular degree tracks.

Dr. Vanessa Khan, Keiser University’s fieldwork coordinator in Fort Myers, praised Gulf Coast Village as “a wonderful resource and asset to Keiser University occupational therapy assistant students and the future of the occupational therapy profession. We value their collaboration and the knowledge that they bring to our students.”

About Keiser University

Keiser University, co-founded by Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor in 1977, is a private, not-for-profit University serving nearly 20,000 students offering 100 degrees at the doctoral through the associate level on 18 Florida campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,800 staff and faculty.

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit