Occupational Therapy Schools in Missouri
Occupational Therapists are rehabilitation professionals whose education includes the study of anatomy, neuroscience, human growth and development with specific emphasis on the social, emotional, and physiological effects of illness and injury.
Evidence-based practice and research skills are also an integral part of Occupational Therapy education. By 2007, Master's degrees will be required of all new Occupational Therapists. An Associate's Degree is required of all Occupational Therapy Assistants. Occupational Therapy doctoral degrees are also becoming more common.
Occupational Therapy Assistants have an Associate's degree. Under the supervision of a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist, and Occupational Therapy Assistant collaborates with the treatment team to implement the Occupational Therapy plan of care.
Practitioners complete 3 to 9 months of supervised clinical internships and pass a national certification examination. All states also regulate Occupational Therapy practice.
For answers to frequently asked questions about Occupational Therapy education, ask AOTA.
List of Accredited Occupational Therapy Programs in Missouri
650 Maryville University Dr.
Occupational Therapy Education Program
Saint Louis University
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
University of Missouri
407 Lewis Hall
Washington University in St. Louis
Program in Occupational Therapy
Accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs in Missouri
All OTA programs offer an associate's degree.
Ozarks Technical Community College
1001 E. Chestnut
Penn Valley Community College
3201 SW Trafficway
Saint Louis Community College-Meramec
11333 Big Bend Blvd
St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr
Sanford Brown College
75 Village Square