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1982     The program in occupational therapy (BS) was established in the 
             School of Health Related Professions.

1985     The entry-level baccalaureate curriculum was accredited by the
             Council for Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA),
             American Medical Association.

             The program in occupational therapy graduated its first students 
             with a BS degree.

1990     The entry-level baccalaureate curriculum was re-accredited by 
              CAHEA.

1992     The post-professional master’s program (MS) with an emphasis 
             in occupational therapy was established in the School of Health
             and Rehabilitation Sciences (formerly titled the School of Health 
             Related Professions).

1997     The entry-level baccalaureate curriculum was re-accredited by
             the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education 
             (ACOTE), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

1999     The Department of Occupational Therapy began participating in
             the interdisciplinary doctoral program in rehabilitation science (PhD).

2000     The entry-level master’s in occupational therapy (MOT) Program
             was established and accredited by the ACOTE. 

             The Beta Tau Chapter of Pi Theta Epsilon was established at the
             University of Pittsburgh.

2002     The program in occupational therapy graduated its first students
             with a MOT degree.

2003     The first student from the Department of Occupational Therapy
             graduated with a PhD degree.

2005     The MOT program was re-accredited by ACOTE for a period 
             of 10 years from academic year 2004/2005 to 2014/2015.

2012     The Department of Occupational Therapy is ranked 6th in the
             nation by U.S. News & World Report's “Best Grad Schools” list.

2014     The Doctor of Clinical Science (CScD) with an emphasis in 
             occupational therapy was approved as a post-professional degree. 

2015     The MOT program was re-accredited by ACOTE for a period of 10 
             years from academic year 2014/2015 to 2024/2025. 

2016     The Department of Occupational Therapy was ranked 4th in the
             nation by U.S. News & World Report's “Best Grad Schools” list.

2017     The Department of Occupational Therapy celebrates 35 years
             of excellence.

2017     The entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program
             was established. 

2017     The post-professional Master of Science (MS) Program in Occupational
             Therapy was established in the School of Health
             and Rehabilitation Sciences.