Message From the Program Chair
Thank you for visiting our website. As chairperson in the Department of Occupational Therapy, I am very proud of the occupational therapy program that we have here at Xavier University. As one of 140+ occupational therapy programs in the United States, we have the further distinction of being one of only five Jesuit-based institutions who offer a program of occupational therapy. Our course of study includes a liberal arts foundation that leads to the completion of an entry-level master of occupational therapy degree. We focus not only on social and occupational justice, but emphasize technology, authentic learning experiences in the community, and hands-on learning opportunities. Throughout the curriculum we support our student’s moral, ethical, and spiritual development. Our Department of Occupational Therapy consists of five full time faculty members all of whom are occupational therapists passionate about the career of occupational therapy and dedicated to preparing students as competent and caring occupational therapists. Most of our classes are located in one building. This close physical proximity along with the small size of our Department contributes to the cohesive atmosphere within our Department. I invite you to look further at our course of study, and peruse our website to see the active involvement of our faculty, students, and alumni. Please feel free to email me, call, or stop by to visit as I always enjoy hosting prospective students, working with current students, catching up with alumni, and networking with colleagues. It is with pleasure that I serve in the position of department chair and in the role of educator preparing students as life long learners for a satisfying career.