Occupational therapists work with clients to build or restore their abilities to perform daily tasks or “occupations” by utilizing a holistic approach. Each client is evaluated to determine not only the reason abilities have been impacted, but also to establish a personalized therapy plan that considers an individual’s responsibilities and everyday environment.
Occupational therapy was cited as a Top 25 job for 2017 by U.S. News and World Report. And the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the field of OT to grow by 27 percent between 2014 to 2024.
Undergraduate students interested in pursuing this program of study should refer to the Pre-Occupational Therapy program in the School of Behavioral and Health Sciences.
The Walsh University Occupational Therapy program distinguishes itself as being a leader in academic excellence and interprofessional education. It promotes evidence-based practice through research activities that further develop and advance the occupational therapy body of literature. Occupational justice is emphasized through student service learning activities and international experiences.