Occupational Therapy Schools in Colorado

The state of Colorado has one accredited Occupational Therapy School. Colorado State University located in Fort Collins, Colorado, received its accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. A bonus to this school is it is located near the Rocky Mountains and offers students plenty of opportunities for activities outside of school.

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occupational therapy image1Occupational Therapy Certification in Colorado

As of June 1, 2014, occupational therapists practice within the state of Colorado must be licensed. In order to receive a license in Colorado applicants must have received either a Bachelor's or Master's degree from a school accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. A minimum of 24 weeks of clinical experience during an internship or work experience is also required. Applicants must pass both a background check and the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy exam. Once you have become a licensed occupational therapist in the state of Colorado, it is not currently required that you complete continuing education. However, beginning in 2015, this will change and it will be mandatory that all licensees complete continuing education; although, those specific requirements are not yet available.

Salaries for Occupational Therapy Jobs in Colorado

The average annual salary for a full-time, licensed occupational therapist in Colorado is around $77,000. This annual salary is about 11 percent lower than the national average. Depending on where in Colorado an occupational therapist is working, this annual salary may increase or decrease slightly. For example, the average annual salary in Denver, Colorado, is closer to $81,000.

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Occupational Therapy Programs in Colorado

The Occupational Therapy program at Colorado State University was ranked in the top ten programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. The students who attend Colorado State University receive either a Master of Science or Master of Occupational Therapy degree upon graduation. In order to apply for either program, applicants must have an undergraduate degree and pass all three sections of the Graduate Record Examination. Students may have an undergraduate degree in any area; however, programs that are best for the Occupational Therapy program at Colorado State University seem to be: Human Development and Family Studies, Health and Exercise Science, Social Work, Psychology, and Biology.

Occupational Therapy Training Centers in Colorado

Occupational Therapy Training CentersCityPhone NumberStreet AddressWebsite
Colorado State University

Department of Occupational Therapy
(970) 491-6253219 Occupational Therapy Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1573
http://www.colostate.edu/