Occupational Therapy

  • Believe It: Students have a 93% pass rate on the Occupational Therapy National Board Certification Exam.

  • Program Overview

    Occupational Therapy

    The Occupational Therapy program allows opportunities for in-depth study and field practicum experiences with individuals of all ages who have limited capacity to perform in their everyday lives. The goal of occupational therapy is to assist the individual to achieve the maximum level of independent living through remediation of or adaptation to physical, cognitive, perceptual, or mental health impairments.

    This program is designed to prepare students for career opportunities in occupational therapy. Gannon’s OT Program has two points of entry: a five-year, entry-level masters degree program, beginning at the Freshman year, and a three-year entry level masters degree program for students who enter after obtaining a baccalaureate degree in another field. Students in the five-year program are awarded a baccalaureate degree in health sciences at the end of their fourth year. Upon completion of their fifth year students are awarded a Master of Science degree and are eligible to take the National Certification Examination. Students in the three- year program graduate with the Master of Science degree and are eligible to take the National Certification Examination at the end of the three-year program. 

    The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

    Program Director

    David LeVan
    Phone: 814-871-7730

    Program Options

    • Five-Year Bachelor/Master of Science

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