The Department of Occupational Therapy at Chicago State University (CSU) has a long
and distinguished history. The University was founded in 1867, and the occupational
therapy program has been continually accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational
Therapy Education since 1984. Our many graduates work as skilled clinicians, managers,
entrepreneurs, and educators throughout the country.
Our diverse and dedicated faculty members all have strong backgrounds in clinical
practice, academic scholarship, and professional service. Members of our faculty hold
leadership positions within the profession, and they have published and presented
at national and international conferences. The faculty is committed to providing quality
educational opportunities to our students. We include fieldwork experiences in every
semester of our curriculum. While students have opportunities to work in traditional
settings, we also ensure that all students have fieldwork experiences in innovative
community based programs. All of these experiences are structured to help students
to apply classroom concepts in real world situations.
Our students are a diverse group of individuals with a range of cultural backgrounds,
ages, and life experiences. They are committed to their education and to community
service. They are friendly and supportive of each other. Our faculty, staff and students
work together to create a community that supports learning and personal growth.
Occupational therapists can look forward to a growing job market that offers practitioners
a variety of opportunities to help individuals do what they find most meaningful.
I encourage you to carefully review the information on this website. I am certain
that you will agree that Chicago State University is an exceptional program for preparing
students to do creative work in traditional practice settings as well as create innovative
programs in emerging areas of practice.
Leslie Roundtree, DHS, MBA, OTR/L
Chairperson Department of Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy
Chicago State University
Douglas Hall 132
9501 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Fax: (773) 995-2839
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