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Erie, PA 16541
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Ruskin, FL 33573
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.
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:
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://www.nbcot.org/Educators-Folder/SchoolPerformance.
Gannon University's entry-level Occupational Therapy Program offers the following options for master's level entry into the profession:
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; post-baccalaureate and OTA students can complete the program in 3 years.
"Gannon’s occupational therapy program has prepared me for a career proudly serving in our United States Military as an occupational therapist."
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