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 Department of Occupational Therapy

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OT Web1 Our professional (entry-level) master's degree program was developed to meet the needs of therapists who will practice in a highly complex healthcare environment. Upon completion of our program, the graduate will have a master's of science degree in occupational therapy and will be prepared to work in diverse practice settings with a variety of people. Graduates of our program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination.   

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OT Web2 Occupational therapists help people "live life to its fullest!" Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives.
News and Events
Jane Patton

Dr. Jane Patton Presents for AOTA

Dr. Jane Patton, professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy presented the American Occupational Therapy Association's Fieldwork Certificate Course in Fayetteville, Arkansas last month. The course provides occupational therapists with enhanced skills and strategies in supervising occupational therapy students. 

Lauren Cochran ECU OT Student Chosen for Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship

ECU occupational therapy student Lauren Cochran has been named the winner of the 2014 Megan Cornog Memorial Highway Safety Scholarship by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC). Read more about Lauren Cochran and this prestigious honor here.

anne dickerson Dr. Dickerson Selected as 2014 Fellow by GSA

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — has named 61 exemplary professionals as its newest fellows. Dr. Anne Dickerson, professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy has been chosen as one of those fellows in the Behavioral and Social Sciences section. The status of fellow — the highest class of membership within the Society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in gerontology. This recognition can come at varying points in an individual’s career and can acknowledge a broad scope of activity. This includes research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the organization. 


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