Offered as: Bachelor
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 Interdisciplinary Studies/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:
- Rehabilitation centers
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.*
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.
What's The Next Step?
Get a fee-waived application, check out our beautiful campus, and meet faculty and students!