Occupational Therapy

Tennessee State University (TSU) is the first HBCU to open a student-run Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Clinic. The Clinic opened in August 2019. The Clinic's mission is to improve access to therapy services by providing free OT/PT services to the underserved, uninsured, and underinsured. The Clinic treats students, staff, and faculty of TSU as well as patients outside of the University who meet these criteria. 

The Clinic treats conditions such as orthopedic injuries, muscle pain and weakness, mobility, balance deficits, incoordination, and difficulty with daily tasks. Student therapists are mentored and supervised by licensed therapists who have specialties in orthopedics, geriatrics, hands, and neurological conditions. During its first semester open, the Clinic had 137 patient appointments for OT and PT providing care for orthopedic injuries, stroke, spina bifida, head trauma, and balance deficits. See the flyer below to schedule an appointment.

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The TSU Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), c/o: American Occupational Therapy Association, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD, 20852-4929,  (301) 652-2682 ext 2914. Based on the on-site visit and ACOTE Board review, the Board voted to award full accreditation for 10 years.  The next reaffirmation of accreditation on-site visit will be during the 2026/2027 academic year.

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NOTE: Students can obtain their undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, here at TSU, and then enter the graduate program in Occupational Therapy.  For students who received their undergraduate degree from another university, please click on  " Admission Requirements " . You can file your application while in the process of completing your last three of the nine prerequisite courses.  However, these three courses must be completed by the beginning of the semester you enter the MOT program.  

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