announces the release of its list of the Best Online Schools for Doctoral Degrees in Occupational Therapy.

The list, available here, includes the following schools:

• Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond, KY
• Creighton University – Omaha, Neb
• A.T. Still University of Health Sciences – Kirksville, Mo
• Boston University – Boston
• University of Alabama at Birmingham – Tuscaloosa, Ala
• Misericordia University – Dallas, Pa
• Johnson & Wales University – Providence, RI
• Quinnipiac University – Hamden, Conn
• Concordia University Wisconsin – Mequon, WI
• University of Kansas – Lawrence, Kan
• Chatham University – Pittsburgh
• Texas Woman’s University – Denton, Tex
• Mount Mary University – Milwaukee
• University of Wisconsin-Madison – Madison, Wis
• Towson University – Towson, Md
• University of Utah – Salt Lake City
• Temple University – Philadelphia
• Salus University – Elkins Park, Pa
• George Washington University – Washington DC
• Loma Linda University – Loma Linda, Calif

Criteria for inclusion on the list, according to the site, are: the quality and nature of the curriculum, online availability, sufficient retention and job placement rates, and an education that puts students in touch with a broad network of peers and professionals through real-world experiences.

“Occupational therapy takes up where other medical professionals stop, and allow patients who have experienced strokes, accidents, or trauma, as well as those who have disabilities, to feel like their normal selves,” says lead researcher and writer, Rowan Jones, in a media release.

“A fulfilling pursuit, occupational therapy is a much-needed aspect of healthcare.”

[Source(s):, PR Newswire]