Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy Doctorate Events

    Join us at the following events to find out more about Gannon University's new Occupational Therapy Doctorate program offered exclusively at the Ruskin, Florida campus. Representatives will be available to review academic program information, admissions requirements and graduate assistantship opportunities.

    Open House in Ruskin, FL.

    We invite you and your guests to tour the state-of-the-art labs, meet with our nationally recognized faculty and discuss all of the unique learning opportunities . Please follow the registration link below or call 814-871-7474 to register by phone.

    Virtual Information Session

    Join us on December 3 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. through a virtual information session. We invite you to join us by video or phone. Registration is required and the link will be sent via email before the session.

  • 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