Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy, performed by a Occupational Therapist or an Occupational Therapy Assistant, is an evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to it's fullest by helping them promote health and prevent or live with illness, injury, or disability.

Occupational Therapists

  • Occupational therapists evaluate, diagnose, and develop customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities.

Educational Requirements

  • Educated at the college or university level, practitioners must complete supervised clinical internships and pass a national examination. Most states also regulate occupational therapy practice.

Vision Statement

  • The vision of the Division of Rehabilitation Therapy at Upstate Medical University, is to be the leading provider of rehabilitation services for individuals in the Central New York area and the provider of high quality educational opportunities for affiliates and the community through best practice and quality therapists and assistants.

Mission Statement

  • The mission of the Rehabilitation Division at Upstate Medical University is providing quality rehabilitation therapy services through best practice and providing outstanding educational opportunities for affiliating schools, other health care professionals and the community.