Darla Coss

Assistant Professor

651-690-6353

dccoss@stkate.edu

Darla joined the OSOT department at St. Catherine University full time in August of 2016. In addition to clinical expertise in areas of hand therapy and industrial rehabilitation, Darla has spent the past few years exploring the effects a cancer diagnosis has on one’s ability to participate fully in life. She is an active member and educator at Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, helping those living with cancer-related issues like fatigue and cognitive changes return to the activities they want and need to do.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, 2016

Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, 1996

Bachelor of Arts in Health Science
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, 1995

Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association, Service Award, 2012

Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University, 2016–present

Adjunct Faculty, St. Catherine University, 2012–2016

Occupational Therapist, NovaCare Rehabilitation, 2007–present

Occupational Therapist, Accelerated Rehabilitation, 2005–2007

Natural Childbirth Educator for The Bradley Method, 2004–2010

Occupational Therapist, Sherman Health System, 2001–2005

Occupational Therapist, Horizon Rehabilitation, 2000–2001

Occupational Therapist, Holy Family Medical Center, 1998–2000

Occupational Therapist, HealthTour Staffing, 1997–1998

Occupational Therapist, St. Mary’s Hospital, 1996–1997

Coss, Darla. (2016). Examination of Participation and Occupation After Cancer. Doctoral Presentation. St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN.

Coss, Darla. (2015). Fatigue and Cognitive Issues after Cancer. Education Session. Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, Minnetonka, MN.

Coss, Darla. (2015). Intimacy and Sex after Cancer. Education session. Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, Minnetonka, MN.

Coss, Darla. (2014). Life After Cancer: How Rehabilitation Can Help. Education session. Gilda’s Club Twin Cities, Minnetonka, MN.

OT Practice Areas: Oh The Possibilities. (2014). Invited panelist. Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA) Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN.

Are You Ready for Your First Job? (2013). Invited panelist. Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN.

Coss, Darla. (2012). Elbow and Forearm Pain. Invited lecturer. Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN.

Coss, Darla. (2011). What’s wrong with sitting? Education session. Winter Park Vikings Headquarters, Eden Prairie, MN.

Coss, Darla. (2010). Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and common hand problems. Invited lecturer. Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN.