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Master Degree in Occupational Therapy

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree is earned through a postgraduate program that readily prepares graduates with the skills they need to work as occupational therapists, as well as supervisory occupational therapists. The goal of occupational therapy is to help patients recover or maintain a certain level of daily function. In this manner, an occupational therapist can expect to assess the mental, physical, and developmental state of a patient; identify what type of therapy will be required; and then pursue an effective plan of care to help the patient live more independently.


Statistically, careers in occupational therapy are showing an upward trend. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects career opportunities in this profession to increase by roughly 26% over the next 8 years. One of the largest factors contributing to this trend is the growth of America’s elderly population. Data from 2008 indicates that with 38,613, 300 Americans over the age of 65, senior citizens makes up nearly 13% of the nation’s total population. Because the elderly are more likely to be affected by stroke and rehabilitative injury, they’re helping to drive the increased need for occupational therapists.

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            Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - Bridge Program
            Keiser University Campus , Fort Lauderdale

            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

            M.A. Psychology, Counseling Specialization
            • Several institutional scholarship opportunities are available to students who qualify.
            • Features several learning model options, including online, residency, and hybrid options.
            • Offers graduate degree programs in organizational leadership, mind-body medicine, psychology and human science.
            • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WUSCUC).
            • Two teaching locations in Seattle, Washington with the university headquarters located in Oakland, California.
            MS - Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited)
            • Online counseling programs in mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling/therapy, school counseling, counselor education and supervision, addiction studies, and more.
            • Master's and doctoral counseling degrees designed to help professionals build competencies and skills to make a difference in the lives of others.
            • Capella offers 4 online graduate counseling programs accredited by CACREP.
            • COAMFTE-accredited master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy.
            • Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            M.S. in Mental Health and Wellness with Emphasis in Prevention
            • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
            • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
            • Convenience: Complete courses online, on campus, or a combination of both!
            • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
            • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
            • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
            • Bachelor of Science in Psychology program helps students prepare for careers in counseling, marketing/sales, human services, ministry, and more.
            • The School of Psychology & Counseling received a 95% match rate for 4th year Psy.D. student internships in 2015.
            • Programmatic accreditation for psychology programs is provided by the American Psychological Association (APA).
            • Regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
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