Graduate Program (MOT, OTD*)
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 of Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Doctoral (Candidacy Status) degree, ready to make a difference in the lives of others - guaranteed.
MOT graduates of the program have gone on to work in
home health care agency settings
100% of Xavier Master's of Occupational Therapy graduates are employed or enrolled in a full-time graduate program within 3 to 6 months of graduation.
of Xavier Master's of Occupational Therapy graduates are employed or enrolled in a full-time graduate program within 3 to 6 months 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 outpatient clinics, daycare and mental health facilities.
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.
Current 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.
Care for the Whole Person
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.
Xavier by the numbers
AVERAGE SIZE OF CLASSES
HOSPITALS WITHIN 10 MILES OF CAMPUS
2 1/2 YEARS
EARN AN ENTRY LEVEL MOT
EARN AN ENTRY LEVEL OTD, pending
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Students, Clients Benefit in Dementia Care Program
Natalie Sinak is a senior Occupational Therapy major at Xavier University. Last year, she was one of five Xavier students working at St. Charles, where administrators have adopted Xavier’s Montessori approach toward dementia care for their elderly clients.
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