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Students with faculty in OT lab

Pitt's highly acclaimed Department of Occupational Therapy offers four degree programs. Our entry-level degree program is currently ranked #3 in the nation according to the latest surveys of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Our faculty help shape the future of occupational therapy through research and service on national and regional professional committees and our students give back to the community by engaging in a variety of community service activities.

OT Chair at Whitehouse

Message from our Department Chair

The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh is one of the leading academic departments in the profession of occupational therapy. Our advanced practice programs provide expanded education and mentoring to occupational therapy practitioners trained domestically and internationally, supporting their development as master practitioners, clinical educators, and professional leaders. Read the full message from our Department Chair.

OT Faculty and Students In Harrisburg


Learn more about the role of OTs in health care.  

OT Students posing by School Bus

Why Choose Pitt OT?

Aside from being highly ranked, here are some other reasons to study Occupational Therapy at Pitt!

OT Students at Laptop


We offer four OT degrees and a certificate:

OT faculty with students around computer


The University of Pittsburgh has leading occupational therapy researchers looking for answers to guide OT practice. 

OT Student Group Photo Outdoors


Our students become leaders through community service and scholarly activities.

Students in Audience

Continuing Education

Pitt OT offers several regularly scheduled continuing education courses.

Pediatrics Lab

Virtual Tours

Visit Pitt OT anytime from anywhere through our virtual videos!

Margo Holm and Joan Rogers

SHRS Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Elizabeth Skidmore