Waldron College of Health and Human Services
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- Occupational Therapy Assistant
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We offer three occupational therapy degree programs and invite you to learn about which program may best fits your needs. Our Occupational Therapy Assistant and Master of Occupational Therapy degree programs are entry-level degrees for students interested in entering the profession of Occupational Therapy at either the Associate (OTA) or Master (OT) level degree. These two degree programs are offered in a traditional face-to-face, on campus format and are designed for students who have no previous degree in Occupational Therapy. We also offer a Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree for current occupational therapy practitioners interested in pursuing a doctoral degree. This degree program is offered entirely online and is convenient for working professionals.
Client-centered intervention is the core of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program. Students learn how to assist clients to return to participating in the activities that matter the most to them.
The Master of Occupational Therapy program offers students opportunities to present, learn and network with faculty and students across the university in other disciplines.
The 8-semester Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is 100% online and is designed for working professionals!
Department of Occupational Therapy in the News
Over 200 students participated in the 12th annual Waldron College lnterprofessional Case Study Activity on Nov. 4, 2022. Students from communication sciences and disorders, counseling psychology, physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy and social work programs collaborated on the case of Rosa Garcia, a sixth-grader whose family survived a fire, but face a long road to recovery and return to normal.
Every summer for the last few years, the occupational therapy labs on the main campus in Radford and at Radford University Carilion in Roanoke echo with the sound of children’s giggles, playful screams and excited chatter during free summer camps held for kids ages 3-6. Both the children and the occupational therapy students who run them benefit from the experience.
For the first time in three years, Waldron College of Health and Human Services students and faculty gathered in person to present research and share ideas at the Interprofessional Symposium and Expo. The seventh annual daylong celebration of original research from the college presented an opportunity for those involved to share research via poster and podium presentations well as roundtable exercises.
The student organizations from Radford University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant and Master of Occupational Therapy programs teamed up to host No Dunking Allowed 2022. Eighteen teams of players of all abilities competed in wheelchairs in a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to raise funds for nonprofit groups Wheel Love and the Roanoke Stars Wheelchair Basketball team.
The family tree of one group of occupational therapists is forever intertwined with the Radford University Master of Occupational Therapy program. It’s a complicated story involving a variety of family and friends, featuring matchmaking, weddings and an academic program that has graduated group of very talented healthcare professionals.
Children from across the region who were part of the occupational therapy camps last summer returned to Radford University’s campus for a fun, spooky time at a Halloween party hosted by the Student Occupational Therapy Association in October.