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Occupational Therapy

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

In 1992, Duquesne University was the very first in the nation to offer students a five-year bachelor’s to master’s degree program in occupational therapy.  Read more...

Five Year Entry Level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Our traditional 5 year program is for incoming freshmen and for transfer students without a baccalaureate degree. Read more...

Two Year Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Our 2 year program is for students who already hold a baccalaureate degree. Read more...

Occupational Therapy Department Mission

Department of Occupational Therapy Mission:  to educate students to be excellent, holistic, practice-scholars who serve, do, question and lead occupational therapy. Read more...


The curriculum philosophy is organized around the concepts of occupational performance and person-environment interaction. Read more...

A Brief Glimpse of Occupational Therapy

Occupations are the essence of productive living. Occupational therapists focus on the occupations used by people to live full, independent, quality lives. Read more...

We are now accepting applications for:

  • Freshman: Fall 2014 (will be accepting after July 1, 2013)
  • Transfer Students: All semester invitation to visit the Department

Meet the faculty. Talk with a student. Visit a class. Tour our labs. Call ahead to arrange your appointment. Our programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

4720 Montgomery Lane
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone:  (301)652-AOTA
Website:  www.acoteonline.org

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy program data results for Duquesne University can be obtained on our web page or through NBCOT.

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