Caroline Beals

Caroline Beals, M.S., OTR/L


Assistant Clinical Professor


Proctor Hall 316

Prior to teaching at UNE, Caroline worked in a variety of clinical settings as an Occupational Therapist, mostly focused on adult physical rehabilitation. Caroline has a special interest in working with adults recovering from poly-trauma, neuro-trauma and brain injury. In addition to clinical work, Caroline serves as a volunteer leader and active member of the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association, working on issues related to Occupational Therapy advocacy and leadership.

Caroline also serves as a mentor to students in the MSOT program who are applying to the Center to Advance Interprofessional Education and Practice (CAIEP) for the Interprofessional Honors Distinction. The distinction recognizes students' interprofessional activity and learning while at UNE and is a nationally recognized micro-credential.



B.S. in Health and Occupation
Elizabethtown College
M.S. in Occupational Therapy
Elizabethtown College


Current research

Head Impacts in Men’s and Women’s Collegiate Ice Hockey and Lacrosse: Effects on cognitive function throughout a competitive season

Head Impacts in Women’s Collegiate Rugby: Incidence and Force Application

Developing Interprofessional Competency through Collaborative Simulation Experiences

Research interests

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Cognition