Current Students

2022 OT Students graduates

Meet Our 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.

Learn more about SOTA

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree Program

The Department of Occupational Therapy currently 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. (OTD Program coming soon - effective Spring 2023!) 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.

Visit AOTA website

Student Achievements

Grateful Occupational Therapy Students/Scholarship Recipients

"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

Carey Faber, Scholarship Recipient

"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

Nicole Apodaca, Scholarship Recipient

"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

Devyn Shum, Scholarship Recipient

"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

List of Endowed Scholarships

St. Catherine challenge _winners

St. Catherine Challenge Year

"Our Pi Theta Epsilon chapter has done it again and we are in the Silver category for fund raising to support OT Research!!!
Our students have a deep commitment to the profession and to advancing the profession by supporting research efforts!!!
CONGRATS PTE!!!!" - Dr. Winifred Schutlz-Krohn, Faculty Advisor for Pi Theta Epsilon, Occupational Therapy Honor Society

Support the St. Catherine Challenge

OT Students Campus News

Occupational Therapy Students Out and About in the Community - article by Dr. Luis Arabit, Asst. Professor (OT Dept.)

Moments of Mindfulness brought by CHHS Student Advisory Committee - article by Liliana Gomez, CHHS Dept. Coordinator

Excellent job on an Advocacy project!

Please watch this 5-minute video called "Occupational Therapy and Mental Health during COVID-19" created by our 2021 graduate students.

Kudos and Great Job!

Check out this 5-minute video called "REDEFINING OCCUPATION" created by our 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.

Student Resources

Scholarships

Scholarship application opens:
March 1, 2022
DEADLINE: April 8, 2022

List of endowed scholarships [pdf]

Mary Booth Scholarship - guidelines and procedures [pdf]
Apply here (Note: You must be logged in to your SJSU Gmail to fill out the form).

Bonita Kraft Scholarship - guidelines and procedures [pdf]
Apply here (Note: You must be logged in to your SJSU Gmail to fill out the form).

Wynn Schultz-Krohn Scholarship - guidelines and procedures [pdf]
Apply here (Note: You must be logged in to your SJSU Gmail to fill out the form).

Student Associations

Pi Theta Epsilon - National Occupational Therapy Honor Society

Student Occupational Therapy Association

Forms

Advising Form [pdf] 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.

Student Manual Acknowledgement Form [pdf] (New Students: download the fillable form, complete it and then submit it on the Canvas site per your Advisor.)

General Petition to the Faculty Form [pdf]