|VCU welcomed 42 new entry-level MSOT graduate students on June 1st. The strength and size of
the applicant pool this year seems to reflect several different factors.
||Many students are consider continuing directly on to graduate school rather than seeking
employment at this time due to the current state of the economy
||OT has been identified by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as a well paying
"recession proof" job with employment opportunities that are expected to increase by 23 percent over the
||Aware that VCU was ranked at #13 among the 150+ OT programs ranked by the
US News and World Report list of Best Graduate Schools.
|This new group of future practitioners began their summer studies
with an intensive week-long introduction to OT course entitled Nature of OT taught by Dr. Dianne Simons. They
will also complete 6 intensive weeks of Human Anatomy with Dr. Steve Gudas before the fall semester begins.