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B.S. in Exercise Science with Pre-Occupational Therapy Option

The Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation has created a B.S. in Exercise Science with a Pre-Occupational Therapy Option.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an estimated 21% increase in projected employment growth for occupational therapists through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.  Data from students in the Exercise Science major show that an increasing number of students plan to pursue an advanced degree in Occupational Therapy.  The Exercise Science curriculum prepares students in many content areas that are necessary for successful admission into an Occupational Therapy Masters or Doctoral-level program.  With the addition of a Pre-Occupational Therapy Option to the Exercise Science major, students can increase the likelihood of successful admission even more.  Students who pursue a B.S. in Exercise Science with a Pre-Occupational Therapy Option are prepared with the necessary skills to explore other career possibilities within the field of Exercise Science.

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Stacey Ruholl, PhD.
Exercise Science Program Coordinator

2511 Lantz Building
Charleston, IL 61920

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