Colorado State University
Department of Occupational Therapy
219 Occupational Therapy Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1573
Program Director: Wendy Wood, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Completion: Master’s Degree
Avg. Class Size: 15-22
Phone: (970) 491-6253
Requirements: Completion of all prerequisite courses, GRE test scores, immunization records, background check, drug screening, submit all official transcripts, complete admission application
If you’re looking to gain your occupational therapy degree, Colorado State University may be the destination for you. Ranked within the Top 10 occupational therapy programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, CSU offers a Master’s degree and graduated its first class of students with a Ph.D. in Occupation and Rehabilitation Science in 2012.
Occupational therapy degrees have been offered at CSU since 1945, but it wasn’t until 1962 that it became its own department within the university making it one of only 8 divisions within the College of Human Resource Sciences. Besides the school being ranked at thetop in the nation, Fort Collins, CO was ranked as the sixth “Best Place to Live” in America in 2010 by Money Magazine. This campus is the perfect distance for any student looking to explore the great state of Colorado. It’s about an hour away from the airport and an hour and a half north of Denver. It is located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and offers easy access to outdoor sports such as mountain biking, hiking, skiing, fishing and rafting.
***As of 2015, the occupational therapy program may or may not be available at CSU. Contact them for more info.