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Occupational therapists who exhibit skillful and compassionate care are needed all over the country to help clients perform the activities of daily living. Alumni from Spalding University’s Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy are meeting those needs. The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) prides itself on preparing graduates to move seamlessly into the workforce in a variety of settings – hospitals, rehab centers, skilled nursing facilities, schools, clients’ homes and many more.

Occupational therapists who exhibit skillful and compassionate care are needed all over the country to help clients perform the activities of daily living. Alumni from Spalding University’s Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy are meeting those needs. The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) prides itself on preparing graduates to move seamlessly into the workforce in a variety of settings – hospitals, rehab centers, skilled nursing facilities, schools, clients’ homes and many more.

OTs looking at model of brain

Rehab Care in Colorado

“They did an excellent job … getting me ready for whatever setting I chose to work in.” – Clarissa Tenido Perry ’15

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Clarissa Tenido Perry
Tom Cox
OTs looking at model of brain
Clarissa Tenido Perry

Rehab Care in Colorado

“They did an excellent job … getting me ready for whatever setting I chose to work in.” – Clarissa Tenido Perry ’15

Read more about Clarissa

Tom Cox
Dr. Skuller demonstrates wheelchair for OT students

In-home Rehab in Utah

“I had four job offers (in the Salt Lake area) a week before I graduated.” – Chris Camp ’14

Chris Camp
Sara Story
Dr. Skuller demonstrates wheelchair for OT students

In-home Rehab in Utah

“I had four job offers (in the Salt Lake area) a week before I graduated.” – Chris Camp ’14

Chris Camp
Sara Story

In-home Rehab in Utah

“I had four job offers (in the Salt Lake area) a week before I graduated.” – Chris Camp ’14

Chris Camp
Sara Story
Dr. Skuller demonstrates wheelchair for OT students
OTs working with client in wheelchair

No matter where you’re from, Spalding’s occupational therapy program can be a launching pad to a successful career in your home state or elsewhere. Ninety-six percent of ASOT graduates land a job within the first six months of graduating. While dozens work in and around Louisville, many other alumni have found jobs across the country that they said pay well and are personally fulfilling.

Spalding grad Chris Camp, who works in his home state of Utah, has told high school and college students who job-shadow him to consider going to Louisville for a few years to get their OT degree at Spalding, then return home to look for work.

“I say, ‘That’s where I went. You get a solid education, and you can come back (to your home state), and you will not want for a job,’” Camp said. “People can go on back to where they are wanting to be, back home or some West Coast city or someplace like that.”

OT professional leaning against wall in hallway

When it comes to the bottom line, Spalding ASOT students achieve the most important results: They graduate, and they pass the boards. From 2015-17, 97 percent of ASOT students completed their degree, and from 2013-17, 95 percent of Spalding graduates passed the National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam, which is required to become a registered and licensed occupational therapist.

“At Spalding, you’ve got some of the best professors in the nation, in my opinion,” said Tom Cox, an ASOT grad who performs hand therapy in South Florida. “You have really good professors who are passionate about the subjects, so they arm you with the information you need. And they prepare you for that NBCOT extremely well, and that’s what you want to be prepared for. If a program doesn’t prepare you for the boards, it’s not worth going to. … If anyone wants to be set up for success, Spalding would be the place to go.”

OTs working with client in wheelchair

No matter where you’re from, Spalding’s occupational therapy program can be a launching pad to a successful career in your home state or elsewhere. Ninety-six percent of ASOT graduates land a job within the first six months of graduating. While dozens work in and around Louisville, many other alumni have found jobs across the country that they said pay well and are personally fulfilling.

Spalding grad Chris Camp, who works in his home state of Utah, has told high school and college students who job-shadow him to consider going to Louisville for a few years to get their OT degree at Spalding, then return home to look for work.

“I say, ‘That’s where I went. You get a solid education, and you can come back (to your home state), and you will not want for a job,’” Camp said. “People can go on back to where they are wanting to be, back home or some West Coast city or someplace like that.”

When it comes to the bottom line, Spalding ASOT students achieve the most important results: They graduate, and they pass the boards. From 2015-17, 97 percent of ASOT students completed their degree, and from 2013-17, 95 percent of Spalding graduates passed the National Board Certification of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam, which is required to become a registered and licensed occupational therapist.

“At Spalding, you’ve got some of the best professors in the nation, in my opinion,” said Tom Cox, an ASOT grad who performs hand therapy in South Florida. “You have really good professors who are passionate about the subjects, so they arm you with the information you need. And they prepare you for that NBCOT extremely well, and that’s what you want to be prepared for. If a program doesn’t prepare you for the boards, it’s not worth going to. … If anyone wants to be set up for success, Spalding would be the place to go.”

OT professional leaning against wall in hallway