The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
4720 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
FAST FACTS: Occupational Therapy
As an occupational therapist, you'll help people regain and maintain their independence in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapy is needed when a person's ability to live independently, to care for personal needs, and to participate in work, school, family and community life is disrupted by illness or injury. Occupational therapists also provide education and training for wellness and prevention concerns. Occupational therapists work in schools, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, and hospitals, as well as alternative service delivery models (e.g., prisons, community mental health agencies and business/industry).
Because of the one-on-one attention students receive and the "early and often" approach to hands-on learning, our graduates are in high demand. Graduate surveys indicate between 97 percent and 100 percent of graduates are employed as occupational therapists after one year. Many students have employment offers before graduation.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for occupational therapists is expected to grow by 33 percent over the next decade, a rate much faster than average.
"Therapists can tell when students are from St. Scholastica by their clinical experience, comfort level when interacting with other disciplines and clients, and overall professionalism.
I want to thank the entire OT Department for preparing me for fieldwork. Without you, I would not have had the success I've had thus far!"
– Lynne F., Occupational Therapy Graduate Student
Admissions Counselor, Duluth Campus