The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
FAST FACTS: Occupational Therapy
- Treat patients in an on-campus OT clinic
- Clinical experience. Five Level I (including two rotations in the on-campus clinic) and two Level II fieldwork experiences, plus additional in-class clinical experiences offer the chance to put your skills to work.
- On ground program in Duluth; earn your degree in three years
- Competitively priced program
Helping others stay independent
As an occupational therapist, you'll help individuals regain and maintain their independence in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapy is needed when an individual's ability to live independently, to care for personal needs, and to participate in work, school, family and community life is disrupted by illness or injury. Occupational therapists also provide education and training for wellness and prevention concerns. Occupational therapists work in schools, skilled nursing facilities, clinics, and hospitals, as well as alternative service delivery models (e.g., prisons, community mental health agencies and business/industry).
Because of the one-on-one attention students receive and the "early and often" approach to hands-on learning, our graduates are in high demand. Graduate surveys indicate between 97% and 100% of graduates are employed as occupational therapists after one year. Many students have employment offers prior to graduation.
Therapists can tell when students are from
St. Scholastica by their clinical experience, comfort level when interacting with other disciplines and clients, and overall professionalism.
I want to thank the entire OT Department for preparing me for fieldwork. Without you, I would not have had the success I've had thus far!
Occupational Therapy Graduate Student
Where do Occupational Therapists work?
- General, psychiatric, and pediatric hospitals
- Public and private schools
- Rehabilitation hospitals or centers
- Colleges and universities
- Home health agencies
- Skilled nursing homes
- Private practice
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for occupational therapists is expected to grow by 33% over the next decade, a rate much faster than average.