Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy Open House

    Join us on Friday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to learn more about Gannon University's OTD program in Ruskin, FL. Representatives will review program information, prerequisites and assistantship information. Join us to learn about the state of the art labs and facility in Florida. Guests are welcome to attend the Open House. Register here, or call 814-871-7474 to register by phone.

  • Program Overview

    The Occupational Therapy Program offers opportunities for in- depth study of, and clinical experiences with, clients of all ages who have limited capacity to perform to their expectations in their everyday lives or are at risk of developing a limiting condition. The program is accredited by the American Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The goal of occupational therapy is to assist individuals to achieve their maximum level of independent living and quality of life through remediation of, adaptation to, or prevention of physical, cognitive, perceptual or mental health functional limitations. Occupational therapy utilizes the consultative process in addition to direct intervention and works with populations and systems as well as individuals. 

    Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Post-Baccalaureate

    We want to thank you for your interest in Gannon University and our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy 3-year master's degree. One of the attractive features of Gannon's OT program is that it offers a 5-year master's degree that allows students to enter at the freshmen level and complete the Master of Science in OT. Given the overwhelming response to our 5-year option, we are not anticipating any available seats in OT 3-year master's degree program for the next academic year.

    Gannon University does welcome you to consider applying for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program in Ruskin, Fla. This program is a post-baccalaureate program. Please note that that there is no difference in the pre-requisites for the Masters OT program and the entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program. For more information regarding the OTD program please visit www.gannon.edu/otd or contact Dr. John Connelly, OTD Program Director at 814-860-6170 or connelly004@gannon.edu

    Program Options

    • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy