Letter from the Chair

KM_2016Welcome to the Department of Occupational Therapy in the Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University (GSU). We are excited about the upcoming Occupational Therapy Masters (OT/M) program.

We aspire to develop an exceptionally progressive program to prepare certified and licensed occupational therapists. In keeping abreast with the GSU’s status as a public urban research university, our Masters program is committed to educating and preparing therapists to impact health care as superior clinicians, educators, and researchers in the prevention and rehabilitation of health.

Located in downtown Atlanta, our students have access to all the resources of GSU, in addition to unsurpassed connections to the city’s business, government, nonprofit and cultural organizations. We are also working to create a close relationship with Grady Memorial Hospital which is situated one block from the Lewis School to offer our students exceptional learning opportunities from clinician instructors in a real-world clinical environment. The Lewis School already has contracts with hundreds of quality clinical sites located within the greater Atlanta Area. Our Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor, Carolyn Podolski has been working with the school and the sites to secure a wide range of high quality clinical placements for our students’ clinical experiences. If you are willing to work hard and devote your time and effort towards the many high-quality experiences we plan to provide, the Department of Occupational Therapy at Georgia State University is the academic choice for you. Our faculty and staff will be glad to help you by answering questions and keeping you informed about possible interviews and admissions information. Please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience. We wish you the very best as you begin to pursue this very important career choice in your life.

Please use this website to guide you through our OT/M program. The website provides a variety of information on the department and the program. If you are visiting our website as a prospective student, I hope you will find our program sufficiently interesting to seek additional information. Please check back with us often, and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about our program or the profession. If you should find yourself in Atlanta area, please stop by and visit.

Best Regards,

Kinsuk Maitra, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA
Professor and Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions
Georgia State University