Breaking the mold
The School of Health Professions is the first state-supported educational program in Texas to offer an entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree. The degree replaces an existing Master of Occupational Therapy degree. With only one additional semester, it provides students with stronger clinical and practice skills and additional education in leadership and management.
Nationally, 95 percent of occupational therapists are white women. But UT Health San Antonio’s first class is already showing it’s breaking the mold.
Here’s a look at the inaugural class.