OT Welcomes Top Notch First Class

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions welcomes the first class of master of occupational therapy (O.T./M.) students, an enthusiastic and highly qualified group. These new students set a high standard for future classes in this new degree program.

Selected from a pool of more than 500 inquiries, the students come from a variety of related and unrelated previous careers including an adaptive climbing coach, a wilderness therapy guide, a Special Olympics coach as well as an analytical chemist. They’ve completed undergraduate work at major in-state universities and colleges such as the University of Georgia and Georgia Southern as well as out of state from Clemson University and Florida International University. This top notch class brings thousands of volunteer hours working with special needs individuals and an average 3.5 grade point average.

Georgia State’s 24-month O.T./M. degree program is the only occupational therapy program available in a public university in metro Atlanta and one of only three programs state-wide.