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College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), DrOT, Occupational Therapy


Governors State University (GSU) recently received final approval from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to offer the degree of Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT). The program expects to admit its first students for the Winter 2009 trimester.

Considered an advanced practice, post-professional clinical degree, the DrOT program will be offered through the university’s College of Health and Human Services, which pioneered the university’s first doctoral program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, in 2007. Occupational therapists devise the best strategies possible for helping clients who have been injured or who are disabled adapt to their limitations so that they may live their day-to-day lives comfortably.