Pre-Occupational Therapy Program, St. Louis, Mo. | Maryville University

PRE-OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY

PRE-OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY

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Pre-Occupational Therapy

 
Strengthening the
body and mind.
Strengthening the body and mind.

Maryville University’s Pre-Occupational Therapy program is designed to expose students to the psychology, science, and math courses needed to enter into an occupational therapy graduate program.

Occupational therapists must complete a master’s degree in order to gain certification in this fast-growing medical field. Maryville’s Pre-Occupational Therapy program is embedded in psychology because we believe that psychology is uniquely suited to prepare students for the academic demands of a graduate program in occupational therapy.


PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM

WHY MARYVILLE

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

occupational therapy student helping patient with an art project

Occupational therapy students help clients with Alzheimer’s disease celebrate their art ability through the Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) program. Each week, participants pair with student volunteers to create something. Usually the works involve paint and paper.

PROFESSIONAL
PARTNERSHIPS

students in class

Maryville partners with corporate and civic organizations in the greater St. Louis region and beyond to provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects. Partners of the university include:

• St. Luke’s Hospital
• SSM Health
• Barnes-Jewish
• Mercy

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THE BIG PICTURE

The need for occupational therapists is expected to increase as the large baby-boom generation ages. Employment for OTs is expected to rise 24 percent, much faster than all other occupations.

SALARY

TOP 10%

$120,750

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MEDIAN

$84,270


JOB GROWTH

24%

ESTIMATED

through 2026

31,000 NEW JOBS THROUGH 2026


LARGEST EMPLOYERS

in this field:

26%
HOSPITALS
24%
OFFICES
10%
EDUCATIONAL
9%
NURSING CARE

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

*Data on this page provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Maryville’s Pre-Occupational Therapy program will help you lay a strong foundation so you can continue your aspiration to become an occupational therapist.

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