John   S.  Luna

Clinical Assistant Professor  

Office: ESWOT 1.307
Phone: (956) 665-7847
Email: john.luna@utrgv.edu

Dr. John S. Luna

John graduated from UTPA in 2002 with a bachelors in occupational therapy and completed his doctorate in 2016. His primary area of interest is pediatrics.





Selected Publications


  • John Luna. Advocacy and Occupational Therapy: The Who, What, Where, When and How. Austin, Texas: Revista, no. Summer July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2018: 4-5.

  • John Luna. An Exercise in Advocacy . Austin Texas: Revista, no. OT Month April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018: 6.

  • Karel Dokken, Susan Still, and John Luna. An Occupational Therapist Guide to School-Based Practice.

  • Shirley Wells, Jack Ruelas, John Luna, and Sayda Ruelas. "Seating, Positioning and Communication," .



Selected Presentations


  • John Luna and Roel Garcia. "Practitioner to Professor: Pedagogies, policy and Adjusting to Academia," 2018 Texas Occupational Therapy Association Mt Central Conference, TOTA, Sugarland (November 2018)

  • Abril Macias and John Luna. "Accessibility: The perspective of Young Adults with Physical Disabilities," 2018 Texas Occupational Therapy Association Mt Central Conference, TOTA, Sugarland (November 2018)

  • Gabriela Sanchez and John Luna. "Describing Deportation's Lifestyle Changes of Mexican-American Women," 2018 Texas Occupational Therapy Association Mt Central Conference, TOTA, Sugarland (November 2018)

  • Monica Munoz and John Luna. "Engagement of Exercise in Hispanic Middle Aged Women," 2018 Texas Occupational Therapy Association Mt Central Conference, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Sugarland (November 2018)

  • Chelsea Carroll and John Luna. "Parent's Experience with Premature Birth," 2018 Texas Occupational Therapy Association Mt Central Conference, TOTA, Sugarland (November 2018)

  • Erika Martinez and John Luna. "The College Experience of Young Women with Epilepsy," 2018 Texas Occupational Therapy Association Mt Central Conference, TOTA, Sugarland (November 2018)

  • Litxzary Benavides and John Luna. "What is Trichotillomania, The Lived Experience ," 2018 Texas Occupational Therapy Association Mt Central Conference, TOTA, Sugarland (November 2018)

  • John Luna. "Occupation-Based Evaluations and Why You Need Them.," AOTA National Conference 2018, American Occupational Therapy Association, Salt Lake City Utah (April 2018)

  • John Luna. "Occupation-Based/Focused Evaluation and why you need them," Mountain Central Conference, Texas Occupational Therapy Association, Austin Texas (November 2017)

Current Courses

OCCT 7310 01 - OT Skills-Pediatrics:
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OCCT 7401 02 - Intervention II Pediatric:
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OCCT 7401 01 - Intervention II Pediatric:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
OCCT 7310 02 - OT Skills-Pediatrics:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
OCCT 7101 02 - Research Practicum:
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Course Evaluations
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Previous Courses