Class of 2015

Poster presentation at the 2015 AOTA conference by 4th year students Katie Boyle and Erin Wynne - Using "Apps" to Support Vocational and Self-Management Skills in Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities

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Occupational Therapy

A messsage from the chairperson and assistant professor,  Dr. Jaime Muñoz:

In 1992, Duquesne University was one of the very first in the nation to offer students a five-year bachelor's to master's degree program in occupational therapy. Since then, we have maintained the forward thinking creativity, academic excellence and scholarly productivity that have earned our program recognition from our professional peers and strong national rankings compared to programs in similar institutions.

Our program provides students with an excellent academic and clinical education and the mentorship and professional development opportunities that produce practice scholars1. As practice-scholars, we expect our graduates to not only possess strong capacities for evidence-based occupational therapy interventions, but also the ability to design and carry out outcome studies to create evidence that helps them respond to questions arising from their practice.

We have excellent teachers. Each has earned a doctoral degree and each has a true passion to teach. Collectively, our teaching philosophy emphasizes Read More...

Amber Rex discusses the Duquesne University Occupational Therapy and Service-Learning experience:

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Our MS program received the maximum 10-year accreditation on April 25, 2009 and is accredited through 2019. Our OTD program is in the 2nd stage of the accreditation process with full accreditation anticipated in Summer 2016. The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) certifies OT programs and can be contacted at:

4720 Montgomery Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone:  (301)652-AOTA

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) provides program data results for Duquesne University.  

See:  Our own summary of program outcomes can be accessed here.