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Occupational Therapy Program at Saint Louis University (SLU)

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Occupational Therapy Program

The occupational therapy program at Saint Louis University prepares students for careers in a hospital, school, industry, community or private agencies, and outpatient clinics. The program focuses on assisting patients limited by physical, cognitive, psychosocial, mental, developmental, and learning disabilities, as well as adverse environmental conditions, to maximize their independence and maintain optimum health. Program courses include: basic medical sciences, psychology, sociology, assistive and rehabilitative technologies, ergonomics, environmental health, special education, vocational counseling, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other Missouri colleges that offer occupational therapy program.

The Occupational Therapy program at SLU is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education for more than 19 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Saint Louis University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

    Bachelor's Degree36
    Master's Degree57

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)


    Students by Race (2010-2011)


Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Occupational Therapy program at Saint Louis University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Occupational Therapists

  • Description:

    Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, occupational therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 33.5% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • St. Louis, MO-IL
      • Total Employment: 1,230
      • Average Hourly Rate: $32.52
      • Average Annual Salary: $67,630

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Occupational Therapy Programs in Missouri

Occupational Therapy programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO
Type: 4-Year Private College

81 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy (M,D)
  • Physical Therapy (M,D)
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Maryville University of Saint Louis

Saint Louis, MO
Type: 4-Year Private College

31 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Music Therapy (M)
  • Occupational Therapy (M)
  • Physical Therapy (M)
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University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, MO
Type: 4-Year Public College

50 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy (B,M)
  • Physical Therapy (B,M)
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Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO
Type: 4-Year Private College

33 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy (M)
  • Physical Therapy (M)