Kelley, Mark -- Director of Sports Medicine Program, Visiting Instructor of Sport and Exercise Science
Honeck, Jason -- Program Director of Athletic Training, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
As an occupational therapist, you could help someone who is disabled cook or drive a car. Or you could help a person with permanent disabilities use special equipment. If that interests you, our program in occupational therapy may be just what you’re looking for.
Our program is an entry-level program that leads to a master’s degree. First, you’ll complete a bachelor’s degree on our campus. You can choose any major. Most students who want to be occupational therapists pick biology, psychology or sports medicine/exercise science.
Then, you will apply to the University of Pittsburgh’s master of occupational therapy program in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
We have a special arrangement with the University of Pittsburgh that we call a Freshman Guarantee. It means that if you meet certain criteria, you will automatically be accepted into the master’s degree program. You won’t have to compete for admission.
This just in:
Joelle Atkinson, a pre-occupational therapy major from Franklinville, NJ, was accepted into the occupational therapy graduate program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
What you can do with a degree in Pre-Occupational Therapy.
Any bachelor's degree should include the following courses:
In addition to earning a bachelor's degree and completing the required courses listed above, you will need to earn a minimum overall and prerequisite 3.0 grade point average, take the general Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and complete a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer or paid work in occupational therapy in at least two different practice areas.
Pitt Freshman Guarantee:
Occupational Therapy GuaranteeSchool of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
It's easy to apply online or print and mail your form.
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