Occupational and Recreational Therapies
The Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies provides opportunities for collaboration in education, research, and clinical practice.
We continue to offer the Master of Occupational Therapy and the post-professional Clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. There are some exciting curriculum changes happening within the department. Pending program approval, we hope to begin our entry-level clinical doctorate in occupational therapy in fall 2021. With the change from masters to doctorate for our entry level degree, the last admission term for the post-professional OTD will be fall 2020.
In Fall 2016, we opened a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreational Therapy, which prepares individuals to sit for a national certification exam and to be licensed in the State of Utah as Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. (This degree was previously offered as an emphasis within the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.) We are please to announce that a proposal for a Masters in Recreational Therapy is moving through the approval process. Pending approval, we hope to admit a small class of CTRS students for fall 2019. Stay tuned for future updates!