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Excellent Reputation

Among clinicians, graduates, and prospective students, the School of Occupational Therapy at Puget Sound has established an excellent reputation. Contributions to this reputation include the program’s

  • nationally recognized faculty dedicated to teaching excellence
  • closely supervised, on-campus clinical experience with real clients (children and adult) and off-campus mental health treatment experience
  • strong anatomy, biomechanics, and neuroscience foundations
  • principles of analysis: human movement, task performance, environment
  • theory and practice of pediatrics, gerontology, physical disabilities, and mental health
  • superior clinical writing by graduates is consistently recognized by clinical supervisors.
  • clinical readiness among Puget Sound graduates is widely recognized by clinical employers as outstanding.
  • 100% success rate for placing students in Fieldwork II
  • more than 95% of graduates have an NBCOT certification exam first time pass rate of >95%
  • high student satisfaction and retention rates

Puget Sound graduates are recognized by clinical supervisors and employers as possessing outstanding clinical readiness and documentation skills.