Students

Why CSU-OT?

  1. Our commitment to excellence:
  2. As a member of CSU's OT family, you will learn and work in a premier program that provides:
    • A large number of scholarships and teaching and research assistantships to students.
    • Approximately 280 statewide and national Level I and Level II fieldwork placements.
    • Individually scheduled fieldwork placement supervised by an OT and/or related interdisciplinary team members.
    • Local Level I fieldwork integrated with OT coursework.
    • Small classes, 15 to 25 students in lectures and labs. A cutting-edge curriculum balanced between theory and hands-on experience.
    • A supportive, professional learning environment.
    • Faculty with national and international reputations. A number of OT texts used throughout the nation have been written by CSU faculty.
    • Three Centers and numerous faculty research projects and labs provide opportunities for volunteer work, hourly employment, fieldwork, and research.
  3. CSU is located in Fort Collins, one hour north of Denver and the Denver International Aiport. The campus is nestled in the foothills of the Rockies with over 300 days of sunshine each year. To learn more visit the Fort Collins website!
  4. CSU is known for its excellence from international and national perspectives. There are many, many reasons for its superior reputation; however, some that you may be most interested in are listed below:
    • 100% passing rate for 2016, 2015 and 2014 on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination. Program results can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.
    • Total number of graduates from our program during the three-year period of 2014-2016 was 154 students with an overall graduation rate of 97%.
      • Graduation Year 2016: 100% graduation rate
      • Graduation Year 2015: 96% graduation rate
      • Graduation Year 2014: 94% graduation rate
    • Students and alumni ranked our program as #6 in the nation as released by GraduatePrograms.com.
    • Students are typically employed within three months after they complete their Level II fieldwork placements. Many students have job offers before they finish their fieldwork! Right now, many sites are offering sign-up bonuses. View the Bureau of Labor Statistics website to find out more.
    • Because of the outstanding program at CSU, many well-qualified students apply. For Fall 2017 admission we received over 700 applications to fill 50 positions in the program.
    • You will most likely be eligible for in-state tuition the second year of your program if you are in compliance with the following criteria:
      • Live in Colorado for 12 full months prior to year 2 of the program
      • Fulfill all of the state requirements. See Student Financial Services website for more information.