Occupational Therapy Program, Freshman Direct Entry

OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY
FRESHMAN DIRECT ENTRY

OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY
FRESHMAN DIRECT ENTRY

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Occupational Therapy

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

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

Maryville’s Freshman Direct Entry Occupational Therapy program combines an undergraduate and graduate education with rigorous training in the field of occupational therapy.

Occupational therapists must complete a master’s degree in order to gain certification in this fast-growing medical field. Maryville’s Occupational Therapy program 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.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PROGRAM

WHY MARYVILLE

DIRECT ENTRY INTO MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY’S MASTER’S PROGRAM

When you complete Maryville’s freshman direct entry program you will prepare yourself to move into your Occupational Therapist master’s training. You can meet with expert faculty to help prepare you for your entry into the master’s program and a rewarding career as a occupational therapist.

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

students at Maryville University

Occupational therapy students traveled to Walt Disney World during winter break to learn valuable lessons in organization and how to serve others as participants in the Disney Youth Education Series for college students.

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

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 Occupational Therapy freshman direct entry program will help you lay a strong foundation so you can continue your aspiration to become an occupational therapist.

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