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 70 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 (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree35
Master's Degree29
Doctorate Degree1

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male5
Female60

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian1
Hispanic1
White61
Unknown1

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

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

  • Lawrence, KS
    • Total Employment: 40
    • Average Hourly Rate: $36.30
    • Average Annual Salary: $75,500

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

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