Students

Occupational Therapy students bring energy and excellence to the program. The wealth of experience and diversity of backgrounds the Occupational Therapy students bring to the program creates a dynamic and enriching academic community. The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) further enriches the program by providing educational, professional and social opportunities for Occupational Therapy students and the chance to develop leadership skills. Not surprisingly, SJSU graduates have earned a reputation as highly accomplished clinicians and leaders in Occupational Therapy.

ot students with crafts projects

The Department of Occupational Therapy has one area of study, the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree Program, which allows the student to expand their education and enhance their skills as an occupational therapist.
NOTE: The Online Post-Professional Master's Degree program is no longer offered by the department of Occupational Therapy here at San Jose State University. Please visit the AOTA website to view other post-professional programs.

Below are several student links that will assist in directing students throughout the website and hopefully answer any questions about the degree. For further questions, feel free to contact the OT department at (408) 924-3070.


Student Links

To be completed by students each semester following advising with assigned Advisor.  Copy must be submitted to the OT Dept. admin assistant, Sara Villarreal, for filing.

New Students: download the fillable form, complete it and then submit it on the Canvas site per your Advisor.
To be completed by students and forwarded to the faculty being petitioned to. Faculty to submit to the OT Dept. admin assistant, Sara Villarreal, for filing.
The OT Program offers a choice of several types of clinics as a practicum course for senior occupational therapy students.
The Student Occupational Therapy Association (S.O.T.A.) is a non-profit, pre-professional, student-run association which aims to benefit the students in the Occupational Therapy department.

Guidelines and procedures for Mary Booth scholarship application.
Please click here to fill out and submit the application online. (Note: You must be logged in to your SJSU Gmail to fill out the form.)   
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Guidelines and procedures for Bonita Kraft scholarship application.
Please click here to fill out and submit the application online. (Note: You must be logged in to your SJSU Gmail to fill out the form.)
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Guidelines and procedures for Wynn Schultz-Krohn scholarship application.
Please click here to fill out and submit the application online. (Note: You must be logged in to your SJSU Gmail to fill out the form.) 
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National Occupational Therapy Honor Society

The mission of Pi Theta Epsilon is to support the development of occupational sciences and the practice of authentic occupational therapy by promoting research and other scholarly activities by its members. In this way, the organization serves not only the profession, but helps to insure quality health care services for the general public.

This Annotated Bibliography was created by the OT graduate students who are members of the SJSU OT Honor Society - Pi Theta Epsilon (PTE). The students reviewed the articles and created a brief statement that can be used to support OT and telehealth. 

Source:
Financial Aid and Scholarship Office (FASO)
Tuition and Other Fees

 


Student Achievements

Grateful Occupational Therapy Students (scholarship recipients)

 

photo of OT student Jo Kweon

 

(CREDITS: Article by Sonia R. Wright, CFRE, CSPG
Sr. Director of Development
SJSU College of Health and Human Sciences
Newsletter, June 25, 2021; Number 57)

I am so honored and appreciative to be a recipient of the Wynn Schultz-Krohn Scholarship this year.  It is a privilege to be recognized as a student, scholar, and OT in this way. After my clinical fieldwork this year, I hope to work as an OT with a focus in hippotherapy, physical disabilities, and sexuality. This scholarship will especially assist me through housing, meals and tuition during the remainder of this year. Thank you for supporting me with this scholarship! I am very grateful. – Jo Kweon, MSOT Class of 2021

I consider myself a trailblazer. In the spring of 2020, I was one of the first students to study abroad in Finland through the San José State University MSOT program. I chose to do this because I wanted to try something that had not been done before and also because I wanted to observe the OT profession in another country. I was so inspired by my time in Finland that I came up with an idea for a pilot study to conduct in the future. I wish to contribute to OT research and promote the profession on a national and international level. Right now, as I prepare for my first internship I am determined to, as we used to say in lifeguarding to be “a sponge” and soak in all the knowledge I can. Your generosity has helped my financial burden as I pursue a career in OT, and it also motivates me to keep moving upwards and onwards towards the licensure exam. I hope to emulate your kindness and financially assist OT students in the future. – Carey Faber

I chose to pursue occupational therapy because I believe in the impact and power of using occupation as a means of therapy. This scholarship supports my educational endeavors of becoming an occupational therapist. I look forward to my career in this field. – Nicole Apodaca

Offering aid to those in your community reflects the beauty of humanity and this generosity has strengthened my academic and professional development. I will carry this selflessness throughout my professional career and personal life and hope someday I may support future students in pursuit of making our world healthier and happier. Thank you and I wish this message brings joy to your lives; just as this scholarship has brought happiness to mine. – Devyn Shum, MSOT Cohort 2022

Excellent job on an Advocacy project!

Please watch this 5-minute video called "Occupational Therapy and Mental Health during COVID-19" created by our current 2nd year students. 

Kudos and great job!

Check out this 5-minute video called "REDEFINING OCCUPATION" created by
our current (2019) first year students for the Campus Movie Fest (CMF). On October 1, 2019, the film was one of the 16 selected to be screened out of the 41 films submitted.

 

2020 CEED Awards

Congratulations to our SOTA (Student OT Association) for receiving the
CHHS CEED Student Organization Award (College of Health and
Human Sciences Committee to Enhance Equity and Diversity)! Read more here [pdf].

(Photo, L to R: Cameron McCallister, Angelica Ramirez, and Kate Poisson)

photo of SOTA student board members