Gannon University is happy to announce that the current Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program, on the Erie campus, is transitioning to an
Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program (ELOTD). We anticipate our first cohort of ELOTD students to begin in the fall of 2024. Therefore, the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program will admit its last cohort of freshmen into the 5-year accelerated master’s program in the
fall of 2023.
Prepare for a Rewarding Career with an Occupational Therapy Degree from Gannon University
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.
Learn to Lead the Way in Occupational Therapy
- Develop, teach and implement interventions and rehabilitation programs for a variety of people who have physical and mental challenges.
- Learn to help people across the lifespan, individuals who have experienced injuries, illnesses and disabilities, experience independence in performing daily activities.
- Earn an annual median wage of $85,350, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment
- Enjoy several interprofessional and academic opportunities that prepare you to collaborate with health care professionals upon graduation.
- Access several software programs to enhance learning, such as the ICE Learning Library, Visible Body Software and ClinEdWeb.
- Present your research to the community at our annual Occupational Therapy Scholarship Celebration in your final semester.
Inspire Your Academic Success
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.
Achieve Your Possibilities
Gannon’s occupational therapy programs provide an array of opportunities to prepare you for a purposeful career as an occupational therapist. You can:
- Complete two 12-week fieldwork courses that provide opportunities for clinical placements with major rehabilitation centers or smaller community health agencies.
- Participate in service-learning experiences that include: Functional Performance Adapted Crossfit, Purposeful Movement and Wellness program for those with Parkinson’s disease, Wellsville USA, and the Little Knights Pediatric Pro-Bono Clinic.
- Secure student-worker positions to assist faculty in teaching and managing labs and lecture courses.
Student Retention, Graduation, and Pass Rate
||NBCOT Pass Rate
NBCOT is responsible for the initial certification of occupational therapy practitioners. Graduates of accredited occupational therapy programs (including Gannon’s) are eligible to take the NBCOT Exam. Information concerning the pass rates for the
NBCOT Exam by Gannon graduates may be obtained directly from NBCOT at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.