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The Department of Occupational Therapy supports the opportunity afforded individuals with disabilities by The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and encourages potential students to explore their interests and consider the match between their abilities and the job requirements for a career in occupational therapy. The Job Description for Occupational Therapy Students describes the essential functions needed to successfully complete the Occupational Therapy Program and prepare for entry-level practice.

If accepted into the program, students requiring accommodations for successful achievement are encouraged to identify their needs as soon as possible to enable instructors to provide reasonable accommodations. Guidelines for establishing a disability and requesting accommodations are contained in Students with Disabilities: An Institutional Policy (1997). For a copy of the policy and assistance with this process, students should contact the UTMB Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities (CSSD) at 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555-0106 or call (409) 772-1463. Any information regarding a disability is considered confidential; only those individuals responsible for assuring reasonable accommodations will have access to this information.