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Erie, PA 16541
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Gannon’s Occupational Therapy Program at the Erie campus was founded in 1992 and has successfully cultivated decades of occupational therapists. The program has admited its last cohort of master's level students into the 5-year accelerated program in
the fall of 2023. Click here to view the current master’s program. The program is transitioning to the doctoral level via the new Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral program. The doctoral program seeks to admit its first student cohort in the fall of 2024 to continue the tradition of creating therapists who
demonstrate excellence in all areas of the occupational therapy process.
Our Entry-Level OTD Program will continue to offer students clinically based, grant funded, community learning programs that originated in our MSOT program. View this short video to learn about these exciting opportunities.
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.
Through leadership, service, and collaboration, the Gannon University Occupational Therapy Program will develop altruistic lifelong learners who promote participation in occupation to support the well-being of all clients, groups, and populations.
We envision that the Gannon Occupational Therapy Program will be widely recognized for leadership, scholarship, service, and training globally connected and diverse students who adapt to and address society’s ever changing occupational needs.
The program is designed to foster life-long learners who:
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TUITION for Erie OTD Program (Based on AY 23-24)*
†Discounted Graduate Level Tuition for all Erie Entry Level OTD Students
*tuition and fees are subject to change
***Gannon University does not charge additional loan fees however loan originators may assess a % fee to borrowers.
For more information on tuition and fees please visit the tuition web page.
The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard,
Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational
therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure
in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Students must complete 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork as well as an individual 14-week capstone experience within  months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program. The doctoral capstone experience must be started after completion
of all coursework and Level II fieldwork as well as completion of preparatory activities defined in 2018 ACOTE OTD Standard D.1.3.
Discounted Graduate Level Tuition for all
Erie Entry Level OTD Students! See tuition table below.