About the Department
The Department of Occupational Therapy at Salem State College adheres to the standards developed by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), which is the accrediting body of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). In March of 2008, ACOTE visited Salem State to ensure the Department of Occupational Therapy met its exacting educational standards. We are pleased to report our program earned re-accreditation through 2018.
The Occupational Therapy program focuses on preparing occupational therapy assistants for transition to registered therapist. Our curriculum provides knowledge and skills in the areas of clinical reasoning, communication and leadership, scientific inquiry and the occupational therapy paradigm. Students also develop skills in research, education and professional competence. The program focuses on these primary objectives:
- Professional development
- Clinical reasoning
- Occupational science
- Civic advancement
- Educational leadership
Occupational Therapy Annual Student Conference
For occupational therapy practitioners, ancillary health service personnel, faculty, and students...