Department Description

The Department of Occupational Therapy, located within NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, is one of the oldest, largest and most highly rated occupational therapy departments in the United States. It focuses on educating both graduate level students who want to become occupational therapists and credentialed OTs who want to earn post-professional master of arts, doctor of occupational therapy, and doctor of philosophy degrees.

The professional education of occupational therapists is based on the sciences of biology, sociology, and psychology and on the role of activities in improving, restoring, and sustaining function.

Post-professional education focuses on research and advanced clinical skills to prepare master clinicians, administrators, educators, researchers, and professional leaders. For post-professional graduate study, we focus on applied scientific inquiry and such clinical areas as pediatrics, developmental disabilities, mental health, physical disabilities, and assistive rehabilitation technologies. New and specialty course offerings are highlighted in the Post-Professional Program section. Some of these courses are open to non-matriculated, as well as degree students.

Our location in New York City enables us to provide unparalleled specialized faculty and extraordinary clinical practice and collaborative research opportunities at both the professional and post-professional levels.