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HRSA Grant Receipient
The Human Resource Services Administration has awarded the GSU Master of Occupational Therapy Program 2.7 million dollars to support economically disadvantaged students. Beginning this fall, the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students will go directly to MOT students who qualify over the next 5 years.
The Department of Occupational Therapy is dedicated to preparing the Occupational Therapists who will shape and lead the profession in the years to come. Our graduates are first and foremost Occupational Therapists, well-versed in the sciences and skills that enable clients to restore function and adapt to the new realities and limitations that follow life-altering events. The following programs are offered through our Department:
Master of Occupational Therapy Program
The Master of Occupational Therapy program emphasizes an appreciation of the individual and imparts an understanding of cultural identities and responses. Our graduates work to make the profession and its services available to all — and to eliminate the health disparities that exclude many from the level of care and participation they deserve. Students are admitted once a year, with classes beginning in the Summer Sessions.
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT)
For the Licensed Occupational Therapist — Advanced Practice
In keeping pace with the dynamic nature of our healthcare system, since January, 2009, the College of Health and Human Services has offered the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) degree program for the advanced practice-licensed occupational therapist. Today's advanced practice occupational therapists must provide the best care possible based on the latest hard evidence.
The DrOT program will give OT practitioners the ability to find, interpret, synthesize and apply findings from the very latest research, theory and models of practice.
From Occupational Therapy Assistant to Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA) are encouraged to consider a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies through the College of Arts and Sciences of Governors State University (GSU). An advisor can help an OTA build on his/her current degree and experiences to earn a bachelor’s degree, plus the prerequisites required to apply to advanced degree programs in occupational therapy and a variety of health and human service professions.