Alumnus Nate Short Co-Writes Functional Anatomy Textbook

Nate Short

Nate Short, who graduated from Belmont’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate program in 2009, recently co-wrote a functional anatomy textbook entitled “Functional Anatomy for Occupational Therapy,” along with a supplemental e-Textbook “OT Guide to Goniometry and MMT.”

After working at Williamson Medical Center for about a year, Short and his wife relocated to Gallup, New Mexico, where he served with the Indian Health Service (IHS). During this time, he had the opportunity to work alongside surgeons specializing in hand and upper extremity conditions and developed a clinical specialty as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Short currently works as an associate professor of occupational therapy at Huntington University in Fort Wayne, IN.

Short’s co-authors are two renowned anatomists with more than 60 years combined experience, and the book reflects their high level of anatomical rigor, presented aligned with the theory and principles of occupational therapy practice.

“I was blessed to have such a rich experience in the Belmont OTD Program with faculty that challenged us to serve others through clinical practice and scholarship – lessons that have guided my professional journey,” said Short.