Clarkson’s Occupational Therapy program taps into the University’s core strengths of engineering, science, entrepreneurship and the arts to provide students with an expansive knowledge base.
This specialized MS helps students embrace the field’s essential points:
- Engaging in a meaningful occupation and finding purpose are profound curatives.
- A thorough knowledge of human anatomy and psychology — tied to an appreciation for creativity — lead to recovery and unique paths of productivity.
- Neither disabilities nor perceived differences can violate an individual’s dignity or self-determination.
We make you a successful occupational therapist by:
- Establishing an anatomical and physiological basis for occupational performance.
- Exploring dysfunction across the life span.
- Examining conditions from a physical, psychological, social and occupational perspctive.
- Providing deliberate occupation-based interventions to groups within the local, rural community.
- Engaging in research to enhance the profession.
- Discovering social determinants of health and occupational participation.
- Utilizing technology and innovation to enhance occupational performance.
- Providing innovative and traditional fieldwork opportunities.
Students will have the opportunity to pursue one of three Clarkson occupational therapy specialty tracks of study, which will allow them to become immersed in advanced study in their area of interest.
- Technology for Health-Related Quality of Life Track: Students will become clinicians who can design and implement new products utilizing cutting edge technology to assist with client participation in desired activities.
- Occupational Therapist as a Researcher Track: Students will become clinicians who can design and implement research studies that enhance the profession.
- Innovative Practitioner Track: Students will become clinicians who can use innovative principles and interprofessional collaboration to design new products, new programs, or a new way of delivering occupational therapy services.