Students interested in occupational therapy may combine study at Knox College and Washington University School of Medicine’s program in Occupational Therapy. Students spend three years of study at Knox and then continue their study at the cooperating university. After one year of successful study at Washington, a student earns a Bachelor of Arts degree from Knox, assuming all Knox College graduation requirements have been fulfilled. Upon successful completion of an additional year at Washington University, a student earns a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree.
Prior to starting study at Washington University, a Knox student must:
Professional work in occupational therapy requires the application of scientific knowledge to the treatment of physical or mental dysfunction which impairs people's abilities to engage in meaningful life activities. In addition to taking specified courses in biology and psychology, students in this program are expected to pursue courses in statistics and the social sciences while at Knox. The work at the cooperating University provides clinical training and experience.
Students interested in this program should contact the program advisor early to discuss the specific requirements and to plan their courses accordingly.