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About the Pre-Occupational Therapy Program

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Occupational therapists (OTs) help patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for everyday living and working (occupations) due to injuries, illnesses, disabilities, psychological problems, or aging. They evaluate physical and mental conditions and create treatment plans using therapeutic exercises, adaptive equipment, and cognitive strategies. Working with all ages, OTs work in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, nursing homes, and other settings. Learn more about this career.

bet36365体育 pre-occupational therapy students are expected to choose a major so they can work towards a bachelor’s degree concurrently with the pre-occupational therapy program. This will meet the admissions requirements for Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center at the Omaha or Kearney campus. Pre-OT students considering other schools should check their admissions requirements.


100% Acceptance Rate to Occupational Therapy Programs

Statistics based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years.

Median Pay: $93,180

12% Projected Employment Growth

from 2022 to 2032 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Acceptance into an occupational therapy school is competitive and not guaranteed. Admission includes GPA, test scores, recommendation letters, interviews, shadowing, medical experience, and other extra-curricular activities. Our dedicated advisors will guide and equip students to excel in these areas. In addition, smaller class sizes, top faculty, and unique learning experiences such a research opportunities at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will give you an advantage. bet36365体育 graduates have a phenomenal acceptance rate showcasing our commitment to excellence.

Kearney Health Opportunities Program

Kearney Health Opportunities Program

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"The Health Science Program and advisors have played an instrumental roll in applying to Occupational Therapy School. My advisors were always sharing resources to look at schools, opportunities to meet with school representatives, and general advice about applying and admittance. In health science courses, I was able to prepare essential documents like my personal statement with the help of the professional. bet36365体育 and the Health Science program are constantly going the extra mile, doing additional things that make the greatest difference. They helped me to feel prepared and confident in applying for graduate school."

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