The Division of Occupational Therapy is celebrating 75 years of excellence on The Ohio State University campus. We reflect on our humble beginnings with six students in 1942, commemorate the rich history of achievement and defining moments that have led to our division’s current national ranking and lead the way for change and innovation in occupational therapy in the years to come.
Current Program Points of Pride
- 2018 World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) Congress – seven faculty members will be presenting
- 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Occupational Therapy (OT) Programs ranked 12th
- 2016 Master of Occupational Therapy transitioned to Doctorate in Occupational Therapy
- The Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program – OT recipients selected every year for the past seven years – nine students total
- Specializations in pediatrics, research, aging and biomedical engineering afford students the unique opportunity to study intensively under one faculty member, produce a product and take additional coursework in a focus area of their choosing
- Three faculty members are fellows of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); three faculty members are board certified by AOTA
- Over 150 publications written and national and international presentations given by faculty in the last three years
- Current faculty member Stephen Page, OTR/L, PhD, identified as the world’s most impactful OT researcher in terms of publication intensity (Y-index) from 1991-2014
75th Anniversary Reception
The Occupation Therapy division hosted a reception to celebrate their 75th Anniversary. Over 100 alumni, faculty, staff, and current students were in attendance with alumni representation spanning from the Class of 1954 to present day. View photos from the event below.