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Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Professional  
57 credit hours
98% career outcome rate1
 

Occupational therapists help people of all ages fully engage in their daily lives, from their work and recreation to daily activities like getting dressed, cooking, eating and driving. As an occupational therapist, you will use your skills to treat injured, ill or disabled patients, helping them recover and improve the skills they need for daily living. You may choose to specialize your occupational therapy practice, working with premature babies at a pediatric hospital, assisting children with cerebral palsy or Down syndrome or working with older adults in nursing homes, for example. Some OTs work with accident victims, helping them regain skills after an injury. Others assist people with mental illnesses learn to perform day-to-day tasks. New specialties for occupational therapists are emerging every day as well, like training office workers to use the correct ergonomics, working with architects and construction companies to make buildings and homes more accessible or helping students in school who have learning disabilities or behavioral problems.

The pre-occupational therapy program at Concordia University, Nebraska will help prepare you to continue your education to become a health care professional. Here, you will gain the strong foundation in natural science, psychology, critical thinking and analytical reasoning you will need to excel in a graduate program and as an occupational therapist. Hands-on labs, internship experiences with local healthcare professionals and research opportunities will prepare you on your path to a fulfilling career as an OT.

15:1
Student-to-faculty ratio

100%
Faculty with terminal degree

Concordia NebraskaPre-Occupational Therapy: Learning Objectives

Students in the pre-occupational therapy program at Concordia University, Nebraska will demonstrate comprehension of key science principles relating to required courses.

Students will be able to analyze and evaluate information and identify the need for research to draw conclusions, formulate inferences, solve problems and make decisions.

Students will demonstrate information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, selecting, organizing, synthesizing and ethically documenting information from multiple sources using both informal and formal formats, as appropriate for diverse writing situations.

Students will learn effective written and oral communication skills.

Concordia Nebraska Pre-Occupational Therapy: Career Outcomes

Occupational Therapist

An occupational therapist is a healthcare professional who helps individuals accomplish day-to-day tasks. As an occupational therapist, your primary goal would be to help your patients enhance their quality of life by helping them learn to perform daily tasks more efficiently and with greater comfort.

18% Annual Growth Rate2
$55,490 Entry-Level Salary2
$84,270 Mid-Level Salary2
$120,750 Late-Level Salary2

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1 Recent graduates attending graduate school or employed within six months of graduation.

2 Career salary and wages sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.