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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.   

About the Profession
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.
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OT Open House 2014 Department of Occupational Therapy 2014 Open House 

Want to learn more about the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program? Visit the open house on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building Room 1410. To register, email the department at otadmissions@ecu.edu

Information about the program, specifics on how to apply, and a tour of the facility will be provided. All students considering the occupational therapy program are encouraged to attend. 



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). Cochran is a student at East Carolina University (ECU), where she is pursuing a master's degree in occupational therapy. At ECU, the Department of Occupational Therapy named Cochran a Clinical Scholar, one of four students in her class expected to perform at the highest academic levels and complete a thesis. 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. Fellows are chosen from each of GSA’s four membership sections. The new fellows will be formally recognized during GSA’s 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 5 to 9 in Washington, DC.

Department of Occupational Therapy

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