Occupational Therapy Program at San Jose State University

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Occupational Therapy Program

The occupational therapy program at San Jose State 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 California colleges that offer occupational therapy program.

The Occupational Therapy program at San Jose State University is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education for more than 74 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Program

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

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree9
Master's Degree86

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male10
Female85

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian23
Black1
Hispanic10
White45
Multiple Races7
Non Resident Alien4
Unknown5

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 San Jose State 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 & Projections ()

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

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 480
    • Average Hourly Rate: $48.05
    • Average Annual Salary: $99950

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 California

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Samuel Merritt University

Oakland, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School
  • 34 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (M)
  • Physical Therapy (M)

Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 49 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (M)

Fresno Pacific University

Fresno, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (B)
  • Physical Therapy (B)

West Coast University - Los Angeles

North Hollywood, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Healthcare or Nursing School

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (M)
  • Physical Therapy (M)

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 160 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (B,M,D)
  • Physical Therapy (B,M,D)

California State University - Dominguez Hills

Carson, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 67 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (M)

Stanbridge University

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (M)

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 58 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (M,D)
  • Orthotist, Prosthetist (M,D)
  • Physical Therapy (M,D)
  • Rehabilitation Science (M,D)

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (B)
  • Physical Therapy (B)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (B)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (B)

University of St Augustine for Health Sciences

San Marcos, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • 150 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (M,D)
  • Physical Therapy (M,D)

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