Occupational Therapist working with a client in a wheelchair

Become an Occupational Therapist

SRU's Recreational Therapy program is an excellent choice to start your journey to becoming an OT

Recreational Therapy: Pre-Occupational Therapy

Offered by: Public Health

The SRU Recreational Therapy major is an excellent choice if you're preparing for graduate study and a career as an occupational therapist.

Why Choose Recreational Therapy: Pre-Occupational Therapy

The Recreational Therapy (RT) program is nationally renowned for academic excellence and graduates are sought out by various health-related agencies. The RT program will provide you with a variety of "hands-on" experiences working with adolescents and adults with a range of disabling conditions. Clinical labs are integrated into courses and the focus of coursework is to prepare you for a career in health-care. As an allied health profession, RT provides a great introduction to clinical practices which are applicable to other healthcare related careers.

What are your options?

Recreational Therapy Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3:  Earn a Doctor of Occupational Therapy in six years rather than seven. In the first three years, you complete your recreational therapy major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU OTD program. During your third undergraduate year, you apply for admission into the SRU OTD program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU OTD program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program. The accelerated option is for incoming freshmen only.

Recreational Therapy Pre-Occupational Therapy (SRU Traditional):  Complete the requirements for your recreational therapy major and the pre-requisites for the SRU OTD program and apply to the SRU OTD program in your senior year.

Careers In Occupational Therapy

Upon completion of the Recreational Therapy undergraduate program and the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program you will be well prepared to embark on your career as an Occupational Therapist, a growing profession with increasing demand.

Earn your degrees in recreational Therapy and occupational therapy at SRU!

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