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Occupational Therapy

Help others help themselves.

Occupational therapy (OT) helps people of all ages develop the skills needed to manage everyday life activities and support participation in their roles in home, school, workplace, community, and other settings. Occupational therapists help people overcome injury, illness, or disability and manage daily routines and activities. In collaboration with other health care professionals, OT enables people to live a more dignified, independent life.

Occupational therapists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, clinics, skilled nursing facilities, community centers, and private homes. As an OT, you may help a developmentally disabled child build the skills she needs to copy assignments from a classroom whiteboard. Or, you might suggest modifications to the home of a senior adult to prevent falls, or coach a teenager recovering from a head injury through the transition between school and independent living. The work is challenging, but extremely rewarding.

Students who complete all prerequisites and our three-year program earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. By the time you graduate, you’ll have also gained invaluable clinical experiences that will prepare you to pass your exams and start your career.

Why Touro?

Our faculty includes accomplished professional practitioners and researchers. We keep classes small to ensure you get the individual support you need from professors.

We offer classes at the Bay Shore, Long Island and Manhattan campuses so you can find a location that works best for you. Classes at our Bay Shore campus begin in August of each year, and in February at our Manhattan campus.

All students participate in three full-time clinical experiences, strategically placed throughout the program, and fulfill a community service requirement. By working with diverse patient populations, students develop a passion for service, and compassion for all. 


The Occupational Therapy program is registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). You can mail the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, call (301) 652-2682 or visit them online at


Come visit us at an open house or contact us to learn more about your future in occupational therapy.

Occupational Therapy Department
Touro College School of Health Sciences
1700 Union Boulevard
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(631) 665-1600 ext. 6505

Occupational Therapy Department
Touro College School of Health Sciences
27 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
(631) 665-1600 ext. 6505