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 with an entry level Master's and/or doctoral degree, ready to make a difference in the lives of others - guaranteed.
100 percent of our occupational therapy students receive job offers before they graduate. Graduates of the program have gone on to work in
home health care agency settings
of Xavier Occupational Therapy graduates are employed or enrolled in a full-time graduate program within 90 days of graduation.
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 outpatient clinics, daycare and mental health 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.
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.
Learn in an environment that emphasizes a holistic approach to healthcare and education. As one of five Jesuit institutions in the nation that offer an entry level graduate occupational therapy program, Xavier's known for teaching students to care for the entire individual - not just the medical diagnosis.
Average size of classes
Hospitals within 10 miles of campus
Earn an entry level (MOT)
Earn an entry level (OTD)
On her last day in Guatemala, pre-med student Zenab Saeed was assigned to work in the part of the clinic where they dispensed glasses. She never expected how emotionally impactful it would be for her when, after several tries, she was able to help an old man, partially blind since birth, find just the right pair.
For the past 20 years, family, friends, faculty and devotees of Xavier’s Occupational Therapy program have made contributions to the Virginia Scardina Interdisciplinary Education fund. This year, their efforts finally paid off.
Occupational Therapy provides support for everyday living tasks and is the seventh-most popular major at Xavier.