Predicting the academically successful occupational therapy student



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The occupational therapy profession has experienced an increased demand for occupational therapy services, but the supply of new practitioners has not kept up with the demand for occupational therapy services. It therefore has become critical that a curriculum utilize admission criteria and procedures that differentiate between the student that will graduate and the student that will fail to complete the program. The ability to predict the successful student is a particular concern of occupational therapy programs that are located in upper division universities. These programs are designed to admit students as transfers from other institutions after the students have completed prerequisite courses. This study was designed to answer the following research question. Is there a relationship between selected admission criteria, applicant characteristics, and graduation from the occupational therapy program at The University of Texas School of Allied Health Sciences at Galveston. [...]



Occupational therapy--Study and teaching