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Interdisciplinary Studies: Occupational Therapy (Pre-Occupational Therapy studies)

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Degree Details

Offered as: Bachelor

Program Highlights

  • Small Classroom Size
  • Exceptional Faculty - All hold doctorate degrees
  • State-of-the-art Facilities and Science Laboratories - New Facility opening as early as January 2018
  • Successful placement of students into professional schools
  • Two Degrees from Two Different Places
  • Affordable - Cost Savings by attending Mount Aloysius College First

Why Study Occupational Therapy at Mount Aloysius College?

Mount Aloysius College offers flexible and affordable options to start your Occupational Therapy degree on campus and pursue a higher degree at a number of related institutions with departmental support and guidance.

Mount Aloysius College offers an affordable and practical first step toward your career as an Occupational Therapy. Students will successfully complete the Pre-Occupational Therapy phase at Mount Aloysius College where the end result is a Bachelor Degree in General Science/Pre-Occupational Therapy.  During the student’s senior year the department chair will prepare the student to make application at the colleges and universities where the student desires to enroll in the professional phase of the program to complete two additional years of study for the Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy.   The department chair will advise students well by the conclusion of the freshmen year if a student is Occupational Therapy bound.  The department chair will work with highly successful students to transition at the end of the junior year on a case-by-case basis.

Colleges and universities where Mount Aloysius College students enroll for the professional phase include:  Chatham University, Duquesne University, Misericordia University, Saint Francis University,  Thomas Jefferson University, and the University of Pittsburgh, among others

What do Occupational Therapists do?

Occupational Therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational Therapists show permanently disabled patients how to use adaptive equipment for assisting in their everyday tasks. They can also assist young patients in educational settings by suggesting classroom setups and testing their abilities.

Where will I work?

OT graduates can work in many locations, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Schools

Are there job openings? How much will I make?

Employment opportunities for Occupational Therapists are projected to increase by 27% from 2014 to 2024, an increase of 30,400 jobs.*

The average median wage for an Occupational Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania is $75,930.*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics

Who will teach me?

The Health Studies, and Science and Mathematics departments are comprised of full-time faculty who hold their doctorate and bachelor’s degrees in their disciplines. The faculty in this program prepare the student for occupational therapy with a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Aloysius College.

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Penelope Lescher
Associate Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant/ Program Director/ Chairperson Physical Therapist Assistant
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Robert Rabatin
Instructor of Physical Therapist Assistant
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Emily Houseknecht
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant



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