"Occupational therapy will combine my love of science and learning along with my desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others."

Meet Our Students

"I want to help people develop or regain the skills to lead independent, meaningful lives. I have found fulfillment in my experiences involving direct patient care and am attracted to occupational therapy because I have a passion for teaching and encouraging others."

- Claire Schreiber (Class of 2020)

"I strongly believe that occupational therapy will combine my love of science and learning along with my desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. I am looking forward to learning from other occupational therapists in the field."

- Leah Htet (Class of 2020)

"Independence is one of the few remaining things that the elderly have left. As an occupational therapist, I hope to foster independence in my patients - something that we often take for granted."

- Abbe Hendrickx (Class of 2020)

 

Student with patient using a walker
"Lisa is working on her walker safety using her reacher
and her range of motion in her arms"

The information provided below is reflective of the student body working through the Masters of OT program at the University of Minnesota. Please be advised that because we have not admitted an OTD class, we have no student profile available to guide prospective applicants in assessing their readiness for the program if the OTD should receive candidacy status. 

OT Student Profile

  2017-2018
Academic Year
2018-2019
Academic Year
2019-2020
Academic Year
# of Applicants 499 429 162
# Admitted 49 48 49
Admitted Average
Cumulative GPA
3.61 3.62 3.51
Admitted Average
Prerequisite GPA
3.70 3.76 3.51
Admitted Range of
Prerequsite GPAs
Low - 3.11
High - 4.00
Low - 3.02
High - 3.97
Low - 3.0
High - 4.0
Admitted Range of
Health Care Related
Experience Hours
Low - 1400
High - 11,000
Low - 180
High - 16,220
Low - 64
High - 20,976

Data complete as of 3/2/2021