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From the Department Head Welcome

This is an exciting time to be an occupational therapist, and Colorado State University is one of the best places in the world to study, practice, and research.

We are recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a top-10 program. Our outreach centers, the Assistive Technology Resource Center, and the Center for Community Partnerships, are world-class. Each year we graduate approximately 50 new practitioners and two or three new researchers from our Ph.D. program in Occupation and Rehabilitation Science. Our research teams produce meaningful work enabling participation in everyday life, an understanding of body structures and functions that underlie participation and access to services.

I am proud to boast about our exceptional faculty, staff, students, and programs.

Anita Bundy, ScD, OT, FAOTA, FOTARA

Anita Bundy

Occupational Therapy Our Mission and Vision

The occupational therapy department seeks to optimize human performance and participation in everyday occupations, across all contexts and throughout the lifespan. We do this through excellence in teaching, research, service, and outreach.  Consistent with the mission of CSU, a land-grant institution, CSU-OT strives to develop reflective and intentional practitioners and researchers with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to work, in all capacities, alongside diverse communities to benefit the people of Colorado, the United States, and the world through meeting their complex and ever-changing occupational needs.  

CSU-OT attracts and welcomes students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. CSU-OT fosters graduates who will be collaborative and enduring change agents and leaders in the state, nation, and world through exemplary and integrated programs of education, research, and outreach that meet real-world occupational needs. Graduates will be grounded in the perspective of occupation, be sensitive and respectful to self and others, and will have the skills and knowledge to positively influence all individuals, groups, communities, populations, and the occupational therapy profession. 

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Occupational Therapy Visit Us

Colorado State University is located in sunny Fort Collins, Colorado – about 60 miles north of Denver. Learn more about our programs by attending an on campus or virtual information session. Information sessions are held regularly for prospective students who are interested in our OTD program.

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Learn more about accreditation on our Accreditation and Program Outcomes page.

A dynamic place to learn, work, and grow Commitment to Excellence

Program of Excellence

Designated a Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education

Ranked 7th in the nation

by U.S. News and World Report

High Graduation Rate

Overall graduation rate of 95% over the last three years by MOT students

100% Passing Rate

On the national certification exam by MOT students