Student Experience

What is it like to be in UC's Occupational Therapy program? Learn more about the student experience. 

Student Perspective 

Hi I'm Anna Cristo! 

Anna Cristo, 2nd year Occupational Therapy Student

Anna Cristo, 2nd year Occupational Therapy Student

I am a 2nd-year student in the Master of Occupational Therapy program at UC. I will graduate at the end of the spring 2024 semester. I chose UC’s OT program because it was close to my home, the hybrid program allowed for flexibility, and I was excited about UC's local connections with different facilities and organizations.

Read more about Anna! 

Getting Involved 

Make the most out of your college journey by getting involved on campus! There's no better way to enrich your experience and create lasting memories than by actively participating in student organizations, clubs, and events. Involvement on campus offers a myriad of benefits that go beyond the classroom such as personal development, community building, networking opportunities, and educational enrichment. 

Student Occupational Therapy Association (Graduate Student Group)

University of Cincinnati Mater of Occupational Therapy students conducting screening and educational activities with community-dwelling/ seniors at Green Township Senior Center Thursday July 20, 2023 in Green Township.  Photos by Joseph Fuqua II

OT students work at a "Car Fit" for senior citizens.

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) at University of Cincinnati (SOTA-UC) is a graduate student led organization that serves to promote professional and educational growth through advocacy, community involvement, and fundraising.

The University of Cincinnati is home to over 600 student organizations! Find one that is right for you. Click the button below for a comprehensive list of all that UC has to offer.    

Program Outcomes

Outcome Rate

We are proud to claim a 100% job placement rate for graduates of the OTD program. This achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students and the support of our dedicated faculty and staff. We are committed to maintaining this exceptional standard, continually striving to provide the best education and career opportunities for our students   

Graduate Employers

Through our valuable partnerships and close proximity to renowned hospitals and medical centers, graduates of the Occupational Therapy program at the University of Cincinnati have secured employment at:    

  • Hamilton County Educational Service Center
  • Mercy Health
  • Care Springs
  • University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 
  • Encompass Health  


Average Starting Salary 

The average salary of the most-recent graduates of the University of Cincinnati's Occupational Therapy program is $107,134 annually. 

Success Resources 

Photographed University Cincinnati students, faculty for marketing promos for CAHS Thursday March 30, 2023 at College of Allied Health Sciences. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

Anastasia Russell, Dani Ameh, and Kaleb Gerken (right to left)

Every student's educational journey is unique. Together with the University of Cincinnati's centralized programs and resources, The College of Allied Health Sciences provides a wide range of solution-based services, intended to remove obstacles and clear your path to sucsess.    

In the news


UC Makerspace's 'hands-on' approach for occupational therapy...

March 28, 2023

Innovation in action occurs regularly inside the University of Cincinnati's Ground Floor Makerspace. Designing or adapting devices for individuals with unique needs is an essential skill for students to develop as they pursue their master’s degrees in occupational therapy through the UC College of Allied Health Sciences.

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