Improving the day-to-day — every day
Our degrees in Recreational Therapy (RT) and Occupational Therapy (OT) are designed to help you, not just with certification, but with preparation for a rewarding career. A degree is a necessary step to become an RT or OT. A degree can also lead to other opportunities like research, the foundation for additional medical studies or advanced careers.
We provide both in-class and hands-on education that will prepare you for a rewarding career. You'll learn how to empower children and adults learn new skills or recover lost skills through everyday activities like gardening, art, and even play. Through hard work you'll see people recover and develop ways to accomplish meaningful activities that most take for granted. The results can be physical, mental, and emotional.
The Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies provides opportunities for collaboration in education, research, and clinical practice.
Our new MS in RT program
There are some exciting curriculum changes happening within the department. We are redesigning our MOT curriculum with the hope of offering an entry MOT/OTD (clinical doctorate) in occupational therapy. We had hoped to roll the dual entry program out in fall 2021, however, that date has been pushed back to fall 2025, pending the necessary approvals. With the curriculum change of our entry level degree, the last admission term for the post-professional OTD will be fall 2020.