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What Can You Do with an Occupational Therapy Degree?

Two Keuka OT students performing a learning activity, where one student leads a blindfolded student around campus.Keuka College's occupational therapy (OT) program features a four-year undergraduate degree (B.S.) in occupational science followed by a one-year graduate degree (M.S.) in occupational therapy.

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Keuka develops OT practitioners by providing classroom and experiential learning opportunities in the areas of professional development (working with clients/patients, other health care providers, and within school systems), direct service (providing evaluation and treatment techniques to a variety of clients/patients), indirect service (using written and oral communication skills), service leadership/management (becoming leaders and managers within OT delivery systems), and scholarly work (becoming lifelong learners in the OT field).

Admission Requirements

Meeting the admission requirements for Keuka College also meets the admission requirements for the OT program.

The requirements to become a practicing occupational therapist include graduating with a master's degree in OT, passing the national certification exam, and receiving a state license for clinical practice.

What Sets Keuka Apart?

- Students gain 140 hours of experience every year (freshman - senior) in OT clinics.
- A true five-year program with only one year of graduate studies.
- A chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon, the OT student national honor society.
- Students have the opportunity to experience cadaver labs during their anatomy course work.
- In order to enhance the experiential portion of the program, clinical lab sizes are maintained at 10 to 13 students.

Learn more about majoring in Occupational Therapy at Keuka College.

Occupational Therapy Internships & Field Periods

Students working toward an occupational therapy degree at Keuka College must complete a 140-hour internship each year—we call this Field Period.

Here's where some of our occupational therapy students have recently done their Field Periods. All of these organizations have indicated they'd be interested in hosting Keuka students in the future.

Adirondack Helping Hands
Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Adirondack Medical Center
Saranac Lake, N.Y.
All Island Kids Therapy
Roslyn Heights, N.Y.
American Ministries to the Deaf
Allentown, Pa.
Arrowhead Christian Bible Camp
Brackney, Pa.
Auburn Orthopedic Specialists
Auburn, N.Y.
Benchmark Family Services
Watertown, N.Y.
Benchmark Preschool
Watertown, N.Y.
Bethany Villiage
Horseheads, N.Y.
Birchwood Health Care Center Inc.
Liverpool, N.Y.
Bright Start Pediatrics
Fairport, N.Y.
Broadalbin - Perth Central School District
Amsterdam, N.Y.
Broome Development Center
Binghamton, N.Y.
Broome Tioga BOCES
Binghamton, N.Y.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
White Plains, N.Y.
Camp Northwood
Remsen, N.Y.
Canandaigua School District
Canandaigua, N.Y.
Canandaigua VA Medical Center
Canandaigua, N.Y.
Canisteo Elementary School
Canisteo, N.Y.
Casa Colina
Pomona, Calif.
Cayuga Medical Center
Ithaca, N.Y.
Children's Therapy Network
Syracuse, N.Y.
Churchville-Chili Central School District
Rochester, N.Y.
Clinical Associates of the Finger Lakes
Victor, N.Y.
Community Rehab Care/Occupational Therapy
Quincy, Mass.
Comprehensive Rehab Center
Rochester, N.Y.
Continuing Developmental Services
Fairport, N.Y.
Corning Hospital
Corning, N.Y.
CP Rochester
Rochester, N.Y.
Crestwood Children's Center
Rochester, N.Y.
Cuba Memorial Hospital
Cuba, N.Y.
DeMay Living Center
Newark, N.Y.
E. John Gavras Center
Auburn, N.Y.
East Syracuse Minoa School District
East Syracuse, N.Y.
Elcor Rehabilitation Center
Horseheads, N.Y.
Enable
Syracuse, N.Y.
Fabius-Pompey Central School District
Fabius, N.Y.
Fairway Physical Therapy
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Florida States Attorney's Office
Tallahassee, Fla.
Founders Pavilion
Corning, N.Y.
Franziska Racker Center
Ithaca, N.Y.
Gallagher Pediatric Therapy
Fullerton, Calif.
Geneva City School District
Geneva, N.Y.
Geneva General Hospital
Geneva, N.Y.
Golisano's Children's Hospital
Rochester, N.Y.
Guthrie Health Care Systems
Sayre, Pa.
Hartman Hand and Occupational Therapy
Rochester, N.Y.
Horseheads Central School District
Horseheads, N.Y.
Hutchings Psychiatric Center
Syracuse, N.Y.
Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital
Bath, N.Y.
Jones Hill/WCA Hospital
Jamestown, N.Y.
Lakeside Nursing Home
Ithaca, N.Y.
Lakeview Mental Health Services Inc.
Geneva, N.Y.
Lewis County General Hospital
Lowville, N.Y.
Livonia Central School District
Livonia, N.Y.
Madison-Oneida BOCES
Verona, N.Y.
New York State School for the Deaf
Rome, N.Y.
North Country Kids Incorporated
Plattsburgh, N.Y.
Occupational Therapy of Rochester
Rochester, N.Y.
Olean General Hospital
Olean, N.Y.
Oneida Health Care System
Oneida, N.Y.
Ontario Physical Therapy
Williamson, N.Y.
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Ore.
OT of Rochester
Rochester, N.Y.
Our Children's Academy
Lake Wales, Fla.
PACE CNY
Syracuse, N.Y.
Penn Yan Central School District
Penn Yan, N.Y.
Rehabilitation Today
Olean, N.Y.
Rochester Psych Center
Rochester, N.Y.
Rontina of New York Inc.
Olean, N.Y.
Seneca Falls Central School District
Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Sodus Central School District
Sodus, N.Y.
Solvay Union Free School District
Solvay, N.Y.
South Lewis Central School
Turin, N.Y.
St. Clares
Schenectady, N.Y.
St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center
Ogdensburg, N.Y.
Steuben ARC
Bath, N.Y.
Sunny View Hospital
Schenectady, N.Y.
Teclar School
Amsterdam, N.Y.
Tompkins Seneca Tioga BOCES & Special Education
Ithaca, N.Y.
Troy City School District
Troy, N.Y.
Van Dynn Nursing Home
Syracuse, N.Y.
Via Health of Wayne
Newark, N.Y.
Wellness G.I.F.T.S.
Bath, N.Y.
West Genesee Central School District
Camillus, N.Y.
Yates ARC
Penn Yan, N.Y.

What Can I Do with an Occupational Therapy Degree?

With an Occupational Therapy degree, you can find a career in the following:

  • Collaborate with other health professionals in developing assistive devices technology
  • Consultant to business and industry on ergonomics/health
  • Consultant to home and building design firms
  • OT in hospital
  • OT in nursing facility
  • OT in outpatient rehabilitation center
  • OT in school district
  • OT in senior citizen home
  • OT in social services agency

Average Annual Salary

$60,470 Occupational Outlook Handbook, May 2006