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Immaculata University and Messiah University Partner to Train Occupational Therapists

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Immaculata University and Messiah University have established an enrollment articulation agreement to offer a streamlined path for students pursuing a career in occupational therapy. This new program allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree at Immaculata and then earn a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) at Messiah in just two additional years.

Students in the program can major in any discipline at Immaculata, provided they meet Messiah’s MOT prerequisites. Each year, two qualified Immaculata students will be selected to join Messiah’s MOT cohort.

Occupational therapists work in diverse settings such as hospitals, schools and outpatient clinics, where they assess and treat individuals with injuries, illnesses or disabilities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that occupational therapists earn an average salary of $96,370 per year, with job growth projected at 12% through 2032—much faster than the average for all occupations.

“With the occupational therapy field growing rapidly, Immaculata is excited to partner with Messiah University to provide a clear pathway to a rewarding career in this specialized area,” said Angela Tekely, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Immaculata University.

“The Messiah Master of Occupational Therapy program is happy to partner with Immaculata University to help educate future occupational therapy practitioners. Immaculata’s commitment to leadership and service are consistent with Messiah’s values and will enhance our learning environment,” stated Leanne Rutt, program director, Messiah University Graduate Program in Occupational Therapy.

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