College of Health Professions

department of Occupational Therapy & Occupational Science


Faculty and Staff


S. Maggie Reitz, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Graduate Faculty


Office:   Administration Building, Rm 311G
Phone:   410-704-2131
Fax:   410-704-2322





Educational Background

PhD,  University of Maryland, Health Education
MS, Towson University, Occupational Therapy
BS, Towson University, Occupational Therapy


Areas of Professional Interest

Health Promotion


Courses Typically Taught

OCTH 611 - Advanced Theory and Philosophy of Occupation
OCTH 781 – Graduate Seminar
OCTH 880 – Graduate Project

Selected Publications

Scott, J.B., & Reitz, S.M. (Eds.) (2013). Practical applications for the occupational therapy code of ethics and ethics standards. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press

  • Scott, J.B., & Reitz, S.M., Introduction, pp. ix-xviii.
  • Reitz, S.M., Historical background of ethics in occupational therapy, pp. 5-13
  • Scott, J.B. & Reitz, S.M., Promoting ethics in occupational therapy practice: Codes and consequences., pp. 15-31
  • Reitz, S.M., Principle 2: Nonmaleficience, pp. 45-53
  • Reitz, S.M. & Harcum, S., Principle 4: Social Justice, pp. 65-76
  • Reitz, S.M. , Principle 7: Fidelity, pp. 97-104
  • Reitz, S.M., Ethics in health promotion and wellness, pp. 161-168
  • Reitz, S.M., Internal relationships: Ethical issues in interactions among institutions, pp. 231-239

Reitz, S.M. (2014, printed in 2013). Health promotion theories.  In B.A. Boyt Schell, G. Gillen, M.E. Scaffa (Eds.), Willard & Spackman's Occupational Therapy (12th ed., pp 574-587) Philadelphia, PA; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Scaffa, M. E. , Reitz, S. M., & Pizzi, M. A. (Eds.) (2010) Occupational therapy in the promotion of health and wellness. Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis.

Reitz, S. M.

Historical and philosophical perspectives of

occupational therapy’s role in health promotion,

pp. 1-21.

 Reitz, S. M., Scaffa, M. E., & Pizzi, M.A.

Occupational therapy conceptual models for

health promotion practice, pp. 22-45.

Reitz, S. M., Scaffa, M. E., Campbell, R. M., & Rhynders, P. A. Health behavior frameworks for health promotion practice, pp. 46-69.

 Reitz, S. M., & Scaffa, M. E.

Public health principles,approaches,

and initiatives, pp. 70-95.

 Reitz, S. M., Pizzi, M. A., & Scaffa, M. E.

Evaluation principles in health promotion,

pp. 157-172.

Pizzi, M. A., Reitz, S. M., & Scaffa, M. E.

Assessments for health promotion, pp. 173-194.

Reitz, S. M.

Promoting exercise and physical activity,

pp. 225-252.

Kuczmarski, M., Reitz, S. M., & Pizzi, M.A.

Weight management and obesity reduction,

pp. 253-279.

Pizzi, M. A., & Reitz, S. M

Promoting sexual health: An occupational perspective, pp. 307-328. 

Scaffa, M. E., Chromiak, S. B., Reitz, S. M., Blair-Newton, A.,  Murphy, L., & Wallis, C. B.

Unintentional injury and violence prevention,

pp. 350-375.

Caldeira, K. M., & Reitz, S. M.

Preventing falls among community-dwelling

older-adults, pp. 470-492.





Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Enrollment Services, Room 245

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2762
Fax: 410-704-2322



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