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Occupational therapists help others achieve optimal participation in life's occupations after experiencing disruption due to illness, injury or disability. Occupational therapists adapt to ever-changing environments, work collaboratively with our global community, serve as leaders in society, and contribute to the knowledge base of the profession. Gannon's occupational therapy program will engage you in learning aspects of the evaluation, intervention and entire therapy process to secure your own purposeful career in occupational therapy.
Gain real-world knowledge through key courses including:
Introduction to Occupational Therapy Process: Explore the development of occupational therapy as a profession and learn the foundational concepts of the field.
Occupational Therapy Intervention: Psychosocial I: Examine occupational therapy models for psychosocial treatment approaches based on current research through an integration of theory and practice.
Community-Based Intervention: Explore therapeutic intervention within community-based practice and populations. Emphasis is on elderly needs, wellness programs, community centers, homeless populations and home health.
Gannon's occupational therapy programs provide an array of opportunities to prepare you for a purposeful career as an occupational therapist. You can:
Gannon University's entry-level Occupational Therapy Program
offers the following options for master's level entry into the
On April 4, 2019, the AOTA Representative Assembly voted to
support dual entry-level degrees for Occupational Therapists
(master's or doctoral). This decision allows our master's
program to continue to offer an efficient 5-year path into the
occupational therapy profession for undergraduate students;
pos-baccalaureate and OTA students can complete the program in 3
“Gannon’s occupational therapy program has prepared me for a career proudly serving in our United States Military as an occupational therapist.”
Phone: 814-871-7240Toll Free: 1-800-426-6668
Office Location:Gitnik Manse162 W. Sixth St.
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Amy BrzuzAssociate ProfessorChairperson
Lindsay ChurchInstructorAcademic Fieldwork Crdr
Bernadette HattjarAssociate Professor
Julia HawkinsAssistant Professor
Nicole LaveryAssistant Professor
David LeVanAssociate Professor
Karen ProbstAssistant Professor
Mary GavacsAdjunct Lecturer
Jessica JoyAdjunct Lecturer
Emily KaminskeAdjunct Lecturer
Christine LinkieAdjunct Lecturer
Sarah MatsonAdjunct Lecturer
Mary McDadeAdjunct Lecturer
Katherine StocktonAdjunct Lecturer