Message from the Program Director

Welcome to the Tuskegee University Occupational Therapy web page. Thank you for viewing our web page! This is an exciting time to embark on a career in occupational therapy. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the employment of occupational therapists is expected to increase faster than the average for all occupations through 2016. The demand for occupational therapists should continue to rise as a result of growth in the number of elderly baby boomers and other individuals with disabilities or limited function requiring therapy services. See the U.S. Department of Labor website at www.bls.gov/oco/ocos078.htm.

Median annual earnings of occupational therapists were $60,470 in May 2006. The middle 50 percent earned between $50,450 and $73,710. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $40,840, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $89,450.  Every day, countless people of all ages experience problems that significantly affect their ability to manage their daily lives. With the help of occupational therapy, many of these individuals can achieve or regain a high level of independence. From the infant with a birth defect or injury to the person affected by aging, occupational therapy helps people make the most of their abilities. The information that you will find on this web page will give you a brief introduction to the occupational therapy program at Tuskegee University. The program is accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association's Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Their address is listed below.

We hope you will consider a career in occupational therapy at Tuskegee University!
For more information about Occupational Therapy at Tuskegee University please contact: Dr. Jannett Lewis-Clark, Phone: (334) 725-2385. E-mail: clarkj@mytu.tuskegee.edu .

For more information about occupational therapy as a career, contact: the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) at: ACOTE, c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. Phone: (301) 652-2682; Website: www.aota.org.