Memphis Occupational Therapy Programs
Although there are several schools that offer occupational therapy programs in Tennessee, there is only one in the Memphis area. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, a little more than a mile from the city center, offers a master's degree program in occupational therapy. This article looks at the school and this program. A table of statistics about the school, such as tuition and school size, gives prospective students information to help them make an informed decision.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
The Master of Occupational Therapy program is offered by the College of Health Professions, which allows degree candidates to learn alongside physical therapy and speech pathology students. They also have opportunities to work with community outreach programs like the Memphis Interdisciplinary School Project.
This table offers pertinent facts about the university. This knowledge can help individuals who are deciding on a school for their training.
|University of Tennessee Health Science Center|
|Occupational Therapy Degrees Offered*||Master of Occupational Therapy|
|School Type*||Public, 4-year|
|Total Program Enrollment (January 2015)*||36|
|Campus Setting*||Large city|
|Occupational Therapy Total Program Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)*|| In-state: $94,158
Source: *University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Master of Occupational Therapy
Students in the occupational therapy program spend 18-21 months taking courses in such areas as neurobiology, biomechanics and leadership development. They also learn best practices for working with children, adults and seniors. The program culminates in 9 months of fieldwork.
Prospective occupational therapy students must complete their application by March 5th. Other required documents include recommendations, verification of observational or volunteer experiences, transcripts, GRE scores and a personal statement. Students may begin the graduate curriculum after completing 90 units of pre-professional education at any accredited institution.