Alfred G. Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Alfred G. Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Alfred G. Bracciano, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Coordinator, Alaska Pathway
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Omaha Campus


  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services- Deep Thermal Agents, License: DTA165 (Active)
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services- Electrotherapeutic Agents, License: EA166 (Active)
  • Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services-Superficial Thermal Agents, License: STA189 (Active)

Academic Appointments


  • Occupational Therapy


  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • College of Professional and Continuing Education

Teaching Activity

  • MSR 643 Upper Extremity Orthopedics
  • OTD 324 Applied Kinesiology
  • OTD 433 Upper Extremity Evaluation & Intervention II
  • POTD 551 Leadership & Advocacy


Alfred G Bracciano, MSA, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is a clinician and academician with over 30 years of clinical practice and research.  He holds academic appointments as Professor at Creighton University (CU), Director of the CU/UAA Alaska Pathway, Founding Chair & Professor, Saginaw Valley State University, MI, Visiting Professor, Jinan University, China & Yonsei University, South Korea. He lectures extensively on physical agents their clinical application and education and competency in OT and is an internationally recognized authority in this area. 
Dr. Bracciano has been a vocal advocate in the appropriate use and application of physical agents and is the author of Physical Agent Modalities; Theory and Application for the Occupational Therapist 3rd ed. (2020), authored the AOTA Physical Agent Modality Position Paper, and contributed several rehabilitation textbooks including Trombley’s, “Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction”.  He has published numerous articles, position papers and chapters on distance education, program development and physical agents.  

Publications and Presentations


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Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Distance Education, Program Development, Physical Agent Modalities, Cranial Electrical Stimulation in the Treatment of PTSD, Interactive Metronome and Aging, Interactive Metronome and Parkinsons Disease, Upper Extremity Orthopedics and Interventions, International Occupational Therapy, Rural Healthcare Delivery and Clinical Practice, McConnell Taping and Hemiplegic Shoulder Subluxation

Current Research Projects

  • A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Interactive Metronome Training on Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

Awards and Honors

  • Visiting Instructor, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 2014
  • Service Commendation, American Occupational Therapy Association, 2012
  • Consultation to the American Occupational Therapy Association and consultation and training to the Korean Association of Occupational Therapists (KAOT), 2012
  • Consultation and educational training to the Hebei Medical University, 2011
  • Consultation and educational training to the Hebei Medical University, 2011
  • Consultation to American Occupational Therapy Association, 2011
  • Educator of the Year, 3rd Year, Entry Level OTD Program Students, Creighton University , 2010