Interdisciplinary Studies: Occupational Therapy (3-2 Bachelor/Masters)

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Under a joint agreement between Misericordia University, Chatham University, St Francis University and Mount Aloysius College, undergraduate students who successfully complete specific core course requirements at Mount Aloysius College may continue their education in occupational therapy at any one of these cooperative schools in this program of study. Students can choose to attend Mount Aloysius for 2 to 4 years; completing degree requirements and then completing their program of study at one of our cooperative institutions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities are to increase by 27% over the next 10 years and the average salary during 2014 was $78,810 for those in occupational therapist positions.

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Offered as: Cooperative

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Why Study Occupational Therapy at Mount Aloysius College?

Mount Aloysius College offers flexible and affordable options to start your OT degree on campus and pursue a higher degree at a number of related institutions

Under a joint agreement between Misericordia University, Chatham University, St. Francis University and Mount Aloysius College, undergraduate students who successfully complete specific core course requirements at Mount Aloysius College may continue their education in occupational therapy at any one of these cooperative schools in this program of study. Students can choose to attend Mount Aloysius for 2 to 4 years; completing degree requirements and then complete their program of study at one of our cooperative institutions.

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
  • Rehabs
  • 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.



Meet Our Department!

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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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