Liz Zayat

Clinical Assistant Professor
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Saint Luke's College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Van Ackeren 207A

Additional Positions 

Health Science Coordinator
Practicum Coordinator for Exercise and Health Science


M.S. Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center
B.S. Occupational Therapy, University of Oklahoma
Ed.D. Education and Leadership, Rockhurst University

Professional Licensures and Certifications 

Licensed Occupational Therapist - State of Missouri, Board of Occupational Therapy - Missouri Division of Professional Registration - 2015
Licensed Occupational Therapist - State of Kansas, Kansas Board of Healing Arts - 1989


Zayat teaches a variety of health professions courses, places Exercise Science practicum students, and assists with some occupational therapy lecture and labs. She supervises Level I Fieldwork students.

Zayat's research emphasis includes assessment development, functional cognition, student engagement and international fieldwork experiences. She is currently investigating normative data on the Test of Grocery Shopping Skills, a measure of occupational performance and functional cognition. Additional research projects include studies on the collaborative model of fieldwork supervision, communicating evidence-based practice in documentation, the development and validity of the St. Lucia Evaluation of Living Skills, as well as student engagement in international fieldwork opportunities. 

She currently serves at the Sojourner Health Clinic, is on the board of the Kansas Occupational Therapy Association as the international liaison, and provides professional education and consultation to local, regional and international agencies on occupational therapy service delivery. She has made numerous national and international presentations and has published several articles.