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Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina Street, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60612
Linda Olson, PhD, OTR/L
Phone: (312) 942-8721
Email: linda

Overview of Master's Program in Occupational Therapy

The Master of Science degree program in occupational therapy is offered by the Department of Occupational Therapy within the College of Health Sciences at Rush University. The program utilizes the Rush University and Rush University Medical Center facilities and opportunities throughout the curriculum. It provides the scientific and professional education for occupational therapists planning to practice in medical, educational and community-based settings.

For more information please contact: (312)942-7120,

Photo caption: students get out into the city to participate in the Wheelchair Experience

Mission, Vision and Values

The Department of Occupational Therapy is committed to teach, investigate, and provide the very best quality health care using a unique Practitioner-Teacher-Investigator model. The department promotes excellence in service and addressing diversity in our communities.

For more information on our mission, vision and values, click on the "More" link below.

Educational Outcomes

The Occupational Therapy curriculum is predicated on adult learning theories. Students are regarded as active agents in their own learning and are expected to articulate their needs and understanding, initiate learning activities which meet their own needs and collaborate with peers and faculty to develop the clinical reasoning skills and resources which support competent occupational therapy practice. For more information on program philosophy and expected outcomes, click on the "More" link below.

Photo caption: The OT Class of 2016.

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