Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists help patients develop, regain and improve skills needed to participate in activities of daily living, and function more effectively in home, work and social activities. In other words, "occupational" in the sense of how you occupy your time.

The formal process to obtain accreditation for our program is well underway. Occupational therapy is experiencing rapid growth in new programs nationally, and the accrediting body limits the review of new programs to 18 a year. As a result, UNMC anticipates enrolling its first class of OTD students as early as fall 2021, and no later than fall 2022.

UNMC aims to enroll 42-46 students annually in the three-year, 116-credit hour program. UNMC will educate occupational therapy students at its Omaha campus and at the Health Science Education Complex on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.