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Occupational Therapy Program

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Stony Brook University and the School of Health Technology and Management are proud to announce the expansion of the Occupational Therapy Program to a second location on the Stony Brook University campus at Southampton, NY. 

Beginning in June of 2014, a cohort of 30 students was admitted to Stony Brook's Occupational Therapy Program at the Southampton campus and the number of students at the Health Science Center in Stony Brook was reduced from 35 students to 30.  In total, the OT Program is enrolling 60 students across the two campuses, a net increase of 25 students per year. 

Led by Chairperson Dr. Eva Rodriguez and Program Coordinator Sean Getty, and supported by current and new faculty, the same high quality of education that has been delivered by Stony Brook's Occupational Therapy Program over the past 19 years is being extended to the Southampton campus.  Increased resources in the form of additional faculty, space, equipment, services and finances have been allotted to sustain excellence in the program at both campuses. We invite all of the Stony Brook University family to join in our excitement and pride as we commit to the continued excellence that is the hallmark of Stony Brook Occupational Therapy.

Graduates of this program will receive a Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Consistent with the School of Health Technology and Management Mission Statement, we in the Occupational Therapy program provide the highest quality education that fosters inter-disciplinary research, critical thinking, evidence-based practice and leadership.

occupational therapyStony Brook University is one of four comprehensive research university centers within the State University of New York system, and one of two such centers that include a health sciences center. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and ranks in the top 1% of all the universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Stony Brook University and its graduate programs in Health, Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences and Humanities are currently ranked among the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.  The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The OT program at Stony Brook University is part of the School of Health Technology and Management within Stony Brook Medicine, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

As you embark on your journey to becoming a health care provider, we hope that you will consider joining the Stony Brook University Occupational Therapy family. We invite you to visit us when you are in the area, and attend one of our monthly information sessions and/or make an appointment to meet a faculty member for further advisement.

If you do not find the answers to your questions, please contact us for additional information. We look forward to assisting you in this process.

Sean M. Getty, MS, OTR/L
Program Coordinator

LATEST NEWS: Michelle Lazar, a third year occupational therapy student, has been selected to participate in the first annual Summer Institute for Future Scientists. She was one of twenty students selected from entry-level occupational therapy programs across the county. The institute, sponsored by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation, will provide Michelle connections with peers and mentors to facilitate her future research endeavors. Learn more about the institute at the American Occupational Therapy Association website.

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