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GU Occupational Therapy Facts
The Gannon occupational therapy program is a five-year, direct-entry BS/MS program, and is one of the few programs to offer fifth year financial aid for graduate studies.
Graduates are eligible to sit for the national occupational therapy registration exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.
The program includes two 12-week, level two fieldwork courses (full-time clinical experiences), plus numerous other opportunities to observe and participate in clinical situations. Additionally, all students work in teams to plan and carry out clinical research.
Occupational therapy students at Gannon gain professional, leadership and volunteer experience through the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA).
Occupational therapy students who maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 are eligible to join the national OT honor society, Pi Theta Epsilon, during the third year of the program.
Many Gannon occupational therapy students have jobs lined up prior to graduation and all graduates have jobs in the field within months of graduation.
The average starting salary of an occupational therapist ranges from $45,000 to $60,000, and career opportunities exist in all areas of health care, including: hospitals, private practices, long term and home health care, as well as nonhealth care areas such as schools, industry, consulting and private practice.
About the Program
Gannon offers a wide range of allied health programs, and students have the opportunity to interact with other students from nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, respiratory care and more.
The Gannon occupational therapy faculty have a combined 85 years of clinical and education experience.
Our faculty’s clinical experience includes work in hospitals, nursing homes, school systems, psychiatric facilities, community mental health and military fixed and field medical facilities.
Our faculty have recieved numerous awards and nationwide recognition as scholars and educators.
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