Improve the lives of others in a growing profession. Eastern Kentucky University’s Occupational Therapy program is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report. Learn from expert faculty with diverse backgrounds and experience an educational continuum from baccalaureate to doctoral degrees.

Degree Concentrations

Bachelor’s Doctorate
Occupational Science Occupational Therapy (professional pathway; for students who want to become an OT)
Occupational Therapy (post-professional pathway; online; for students who are already an OT)


Job Opportunities for Graduates

Occupational therapy jobs are available in a variety of areas including schools, hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient service providers, home health, early intervention and academia.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Hospital of King’s Daughters, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Neuro Restorative, Georgetown, KY
  • Gateway Rehabilitation Hospital, Florence, KY
  • Cardinal Hill, Lexington, KY

Career Outlook

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Scholarship Opportunities

  • Nancy Gillespie Occupational Therapy Scholarship
  • Jean Steffan Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Rebecca B. Pelfrey Endowed Memorial Scholarship
  • Joy Anderson Occupational Therapy Scholarship
  • Occupational Therapy Alumni Endowed Scholarship
  • Occupational Therapy Faculty Endowed Scholarship
  • Gladys Nobuko Masagatani Scholarship
  • David Allgier Endowed Scholarship
  • Morning Pointe Foundation Scholarship

For scholarship information, please visit Scholarships for OS and OT Students.

Ready to apply?

EKU Admissions
EKU Graduate School


Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy