Barry University's OT weekend program provided me the opportunity to graduate with a master’s degree. I flew from NYC to Miami for classes. While it was a difficult journey, I am very happy now doing what I always wanted to do, being an occupational therapist. I have returned to earn my doctorate in the online program and will soon be a proud practicing OTD!
Class of 2015
Barry University has a unique program that allowed me to transition from being a COTA to OTR while working full time and taking care of my special needs daughter. I won't say it was easy, but it was worth it! I am working in a field that I love and did not miss a huge chunk of my family life. If I had to do it over again, I would!
Class of 2016
I am a lifelong learner and this program fostered and fueled my love for learning. One truly unique aspect of the program is the diverse backgrounds of the students (teachers, occupational therapy assistants, IT professionals, and more). This made for having higher level classroom discussions.
Class of 2018
The program’s academic and clinical training allowed me to enter this distinctive profession fully prepared and with confidence. The professors and support staff helped me to identify and further develop the life skills I already had to become the professional occupational therapist I set out to be!
It's worth commuting from Louisiana twice a month for the unique experience of working full-time and going to school on the weekends. I get the best of both worlds!
Occupational Therapy Student
I chose the occupational therapy profession because I enjoy working with people and watching them progress to a better life. When I graduate, I plan to continue working with the traumatic brain-injured population in a community re-entry setting.
Occupational therapy student