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Issue Date: June 01, 1987
Published Online: June 12, 2014
Updated: June 13, 2018
The Ability of Professional Programs in Occupational Therapy to Accommodate the Older Student
Author Affiliations
  • L. Randy Strickland, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, is Director, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Texas Teaching Hospitals, Galveston, Texas 77550
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1987
The Ability of Professional Programs in Occupational Therapy to Accommodate the Older Student
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1987, Vol. 41, 382-387. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.41.6.382
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1987, Vol. 41, 382-387. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.41.6.382
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Abstract

Research data suggest that 24% of the 25- to 34-year-old age group are college graduates who are prime candidates for returning to the university campus. As a professional field in which the enrollment of traditional-age students might decline, occupational therapy may need to find ways to attract older students. Thus, there is a need to examine whether occupational therapy curricula are designed to accommodate older students.