Helping people maximize independence in daily living.
Our occupational therapists help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of occupations or everyday activities. Our students have a holistic perspective that considers the physical, psychological and social needs of their clients and understand the importance of adapting the environment to fit the person.
The doctor of occupational therapy degree is designed to prepare our students to be occupational therapists with exceptional expertise, support research and create innovative services for diverse communities and cultures in South Dakota.
Our students consistently achieve a nearly 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Exam.
The Occupational Therapy Program is currently seeking two full-time faculty members to be a part of expanded program offerings, which include the entry-level and post-professional doctoral degrees in Occupational Therapy.
Occupational Therapist ranks fourth in the 50 Best Jobs in America.