About Boston University
College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences:
Program Director's Message
As an occupational therapist, you have chosen a career which allows you to contribute to promoting the health and participation of clients on a level that is mutually gratifying and life enhancing. We help clients live life to its fullest!
Occupational therapy is a vibrant and evolving profession. As the need for occupational therapists increases, so does the need for continuing academic advancement. Boston University Sargent College recognizes the need for therapists to enhance their quality of life as well as that of their clients by pursuing academic excellence.
Our award-winning faculty understands the passion and the dedication that occupational therapists devote to their careers. Boston University’s graduate occupational therapy programs are ranked #2 by U.S. News & World Report and is sure to give you the academic background that will propel your career in occupational therapy. Boston University alumni are recognized as leaders who are a vital part of the clinical practice, academics, research, and entrepreneurship that are so integral to our profession.
Boston University faculty are renowned in the national and international health, rehabilitation, and educational communities and bring a unique perspective to our students. When you study at Boston University you will be mentored by our highly esteemed faculty. Boston University faculty help shape occupational therapy practice and contribute significantly to occupational therapy clinical practice, scholarship, and research. We are committed to reaching AOTA's Centennial Vision: "By the year 2017, we envision that occupational therapy is a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society's occupational needs.” We've designed our academic programs to develop leaders who deliver innovative programs in all areas of practice. We will exceed your expectations for a post-professional degree!
We welcome you to take the next step to shape your own professional future. By enrolling in our award winning occupational therapy programs, you will open windows of opportunities that you would have never thought possible.
Karen Jacobs, EdD, OTR/L, CPE, FAOTA
Program Director, Distance Education Programs in Occupational Therapy
Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
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