Tracey Zeiner, OTD, OTR/L

Assistant Professor, OT

Dr. Tracey Zeiner has been a practicing occupational therapist since 1991. She has worked in a variety of settings with the majority of her experience in geriatrics. Tracey believes clients thrive in their own environments and enjoys working with clients in their home. She is also interested in animal assisted therapy and has received training as a facility dog handler, as well as training in hippotherapy. Tracey brings her Canine Companion Facility Dog Nibs to enhance the educational experience of the students at ACHE. She has been an active fieldwork educator for over 20 years and joined academia in 2016. She holds a clinical doctorate in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac University.


  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, 1991, University of Central Arkansas
  • Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy, 2017, Quinnipiac University


  • Recognition of Achievement in Teaching Excellence, UCA Center for Teaching Excellence, April 24, 2018
  • Recipient of Canine Companions for Independence Facility Dog Nibs, February, 2014
  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, 2009

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Geriatric Occupational Therapy
  • Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist