Occupational Therapy Programs Coming

Last week, the Huntington University board of trustees approved launching graduate-level–both masters and doctorate–programs in occupational therapy as early as fall of 2014. This will be the university’s first doctorate-level degree.

The graduate programs will be located within the new Life Science Education and Research Consortium of Northeast Indiana at the Parkview Randallia campus in Fort Wayne. The programs will build on Huntington’s undergraduate degrees in exercise science, nursing, and allied health.

“Occupational therapy is an in-demand field which is expected to continue to grow in coming years,” said Dr. Ann McPherren, senior vice president for strategy. “This is an exciting opportunity for the university to build on the already strong health careers in the Fort Wayne area”

The program has received a high-level of interest, with more than 50 inquiries from prospective students.

Through the consortium, the university is currently offering bachelor’s degree programs in human resource management, not-for-profit leadership, and RN to BSN degree completion, as well as a Master of Counseling program.

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