Augusta University is a public university in Augusta, Georgia with satellite campuses in Albany, Rome, Savannah, and Athens. It is also a medical center that provides academic training to its students through research and hands-on healthcare experience. Augusta University provides nearly 150 different accredited healthcare majors, including occupational therapy. Its Department of Occupational Therapy offers a master’s program that operates on a two-year, six semester schedule. One six-week fieldwork rotation and two 12-week fieldwork rotations are included in the program, at different locations throughout Georgia and the rest of the nation. Some of the program’s key values are integrity, dignity, compassion, and social justice.
Brenau University is a school with six different campuses, with the main campus being located in Gainesville, Georgia. Online courses are also part of their teaching strategy. It is a private university with a mission that centers around extraordinary experiences and achievements. The school’s curriculum blends professional preparation with a liberal arts education. Brenau University’s occupational therapy program is offered at their Gainesville and North Atlanta/Norcross Campuses. The program is founded on three key tenets of practice, inquiry, and advocacy, each of which helps students become leaders in their field. Both master’s and doctorate programs are offered, as well as a post-professional OTD.
Georgia State University
Georgia State University is a public university based in Atlanta, Georgia. There are six different campuses located in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, and Newton. Together, these campuses contain over 50,000 students and 250 different degree programs. The graduate occupational therapy program is part of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions in Atlanta. It is a two-year degree program meant to prepare students for the realities of occupational therapy jobs, no matter where they choose to direct their focus. The program includes opportunities for observation hours, fieldwork, and hands-on learning alongside more standard classroom education.