Occupational therapy is a vital healthcare service that uses purposeful activity as the basis for treatment and prevention of a wide variety of physical, developmental, and emotional disabilities. Occupational therapists plan programs that enable patients to practice self-care, learn personal and social behavior skills, and gain more independence. Occupational therapy will continue to be an important part of treatment for people with various illnesses and disabilities, such as Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, autism, or loss of a limb, and employment for occupational therapists is projected to grow 24%.*
Our pre-occupational therapy program provides the necessary science background as well as an understanding of people and society necessary to gain entrance into the professional phase.
*According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, these projected growth rates are from 2016-2026.