Katie Capistran Manalang, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CSRS

Assistant Professor
Katie Capistran Manalang
School of Occupational Therapy
(702) 777-4837

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Katie completed her BS in Occupational Therapy at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2002. After graduation, she began her career in acute rehabilitation in Henderson, Nevada. In 2006, she took a job with Spring Valley Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada to assist in opening their acute rehabilitation unit. She worked with patients with a variety of clinical conditions in both acute rehabilitation and acute care. Katie was promoted to Manager of Therapy services in 2007, helping to grow the therapy team to greater than 70 physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech & language pathologists over the next 10+ years. Katie completed her Master of Health Sciences degree from St. Francis University in 2013. She completed both her post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree and Masters in Lifestyle Medicine in 2019 from Creighton University. Katie also received her AOTA Board Certification in Physical Rehabilitation in 2019.

Katie has vast experience in program development and inter-professional education. She aided in development and implementation of programs such as pre-and post-op orthopedic and joint replacement patient education in acute care, neurologic rehab program in acute rehabilitation, falls prevention program, adult and pediatric outpatient therapy program, and Level II and Level III neonatal intensive care therapy program during her tenure at Spring Valley Hospital.

  • Post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy
    Creighton University
  • Master Certificate in Health & Wellness Coaching
    Creighton University
  • Master of Health Sciences
    St. Francis University
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
    St. Catherine University
  • AOTA Board Certified in Physical Rehabilitation
  • Certified in Physical Agent Modalities
  • Certified RockTape and RockBlades practitioner
  • Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Nevada OT License
  • NBCOT certified
  • Board Certified in Physical Rehabilitation


  • Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
  • OTDV 630: Occupations of Adults
  • OTDV 508: Introduction to Fieldwork and Capstone
  • OTDV 526A, OTDV 630A, OTDV 651A, OTDV 660, OTDV 662: Level I and Level II Fieldwork
  • OTDV 714: Advanced Clinical Reasoning in Adults & Older Adult-Based Occupational Therapy Practice


  • OTDV 640: Older Adult Occupation Skills Lab
  • OTDV 635: Evaluation of Adults
  • OTDV 645: Evaluation of Adults & Older Adults
  • OTDV 652 A & B: Management of Occupational Therapy Service Provision
  • OTDV 707: Health & Wellness in OT Practice
  • Prediction of Falls in Acute Care
  • Kangaroo Care in NICU
  • Neonatal pain interventions
  • Women’s Health, Childbirth Trauma
  • AOTA
  • NOTA

Dr. Manalang is a full-time faculty member in the School of Occupational Therapy at Touro University Nevada and maintains clinical practice at Henderson Hospital in acute care. She has previously held clinical and leadership positions in acute care, acute rehabilitation, SNF, outpatient therapy, and neonatal intensive care.