Occupational Therapy

Improve people's lives by using occupation, or meaningful activity, to address physical, emotional or educational needs, whether it's a child born with physical disabilities or office workers seeking relief from repetitive stress injuries. As an Occupational Therapy student, you'll graduate in five and a half years, first with a bachelor's degree and then an entry-level master's degree, ready to make a difference in the lives of others—guaranteed.


of Xavier Occupational Therapy graduates are employed or enrolled in a full-time graduate program within 90 days of graduation.


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Opportunities in the city

The best way to learn is through hands-on practice and Cincinnati is the perfect classroom. Develop your professional skills in locations varying from hospitals to day care centers and mental health facilities. All students participate in internships that prepare them for entry-level career positions.

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Our labs and facilities

At Xavier, you'll have access to a variety of classroom environments to provide you with a well-rounded learning experience. Our clinical and daily living labs allow for patient assessment and our state-of-the-art computer lab features technology for research and intervention.

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International Experience

Traditionally, service learning requirements are met in the greater Cincinnati area, but Occupational Therapy students have the option to complete their service work in Guatemala. This summer program will provide you with international experience and skills to last a lifetime.

Welcome to the Family

All for One. One for All.

After Graduation

100 percent of our occupational therapy students receive job offers before they graduate. Graduates of the program have gone on to work in





nursing home

nursing homes

home health

home health care agency settings

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