Occupational therapists serve patients of all ages in a variety of settings. Our students complete graduate-level coursework and 6 months of full-time clinical fieldwork. During clinical rotations, students visit rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, sheltered workshops, homes, community agencies, and industrial sites. During this time students have the opportunity to experience patient setting they might enter upon graduation and licensure.
The ACOTE accreditation process for the OTD program is a 3 step process. We have been granted Candidacy Status and accepted the first OTD class to begin Summer 2018.
The best advice I have received so far is to ‘keep an open mind’ because the world of OT is diverse and far-reaching; at the most fundamental level having an open mind alongside an open heart will serve you well in any profession as well as in life in general.
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