Occupational Therapy Program at University of Kansas

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Occupational Therapy Program

The occupational therapy program at University of Kansas 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 Kansas colleges that offer occupational therapy program.

The Occupational Therapy program at University of Kansas is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education for more than 3 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Kansas has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

Bachelor's Degree35
Master's Degree38
Doctorate Degree3

Students by Gender (2015)


Students by Race (2015)

Multiple Races3

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

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

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary


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

Occupational Therapists


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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, occupational therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 26.5% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Lawrence, KS
    • Total Employment: 30
    • Average Hourly Rate: $32.68
    • Average Annual Salary: $67970

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

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