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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. The program offers both full-time and part-time options.

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

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

Mission and Values

The Department of Occupational Therapy at Rush University Medical Center and Rush University is committed to teach, investigate and provide the very best quality health care. The department is grounded in the practitioner, teacher, investigator model with an emphasis on leadership and relationships with professional and societal communities. The department promotes excellence in addressing diversity in health care.

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Educational Philosophy and 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 2013.

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