Pre-Occupational Therapy

Departmental Website

http://eiu.edu/premed/programs_occupational.php

Overview

Occupational therapists help people prepare to re-enter the workplace or merely regain control over their lives. They help patients develop behaviors and modify the workplace or living environment to accommodate disabilities and prevent further injury. As such, they are part psychologist, part sociologist, and part allied health specialist.

Occupational therapy programs are moving toward master?s degrees rather than the traditional baccalaureate degree. Eastern students who decide to pursue a career in occupational therapy should complete a baccalaureate degree in an appropriate major ? such as psychology ? and apply to a master?s program.

Alternatively, they could apply for transfer after the sophomore year into a bachelor?s degree program, but this requires careful choice of courses. Currently there are four master?s and two bachelor?s degree programs in Illinois (University of Illinois Chicago offers both degrees). Other master?s level programs include Governor?s State University, Midwestern University, and Rush University. Chicago State University offers a baccalaureate degree in Occupational Therapy.

Four Year Degree Plan

http://eiu.edu/premed/documents/occupational_therapy_checklist.pdf

Course Catalog Listing

http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=24&poid=3516

Scholarship Listing

Click on the scholarship to learn more, including contact information and application procedures.

Brian & Trina Myerscough - Chad Pfeffinger Outstanding Sigma Pi Service Award
College of Sciences Advisory Board Endowed Fund
College of Sciences Student Advisory Board Student Assistance Award
Gina Giffin Garcia Scholarship
Leona Stanford Vollintine Charitable Trust Scholarship Fund
Lewis T. White Memorial Scholarship

To search for scholarship opportunities please visit http://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/

Pre-Occupational Therapy, Life Science 2058
Contact Name: Pamela LeVine
Contact Email: plevine@eiu.edu
Web: http://eiu.edu/premed/programs_occupational.php