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Department of Occupational Therapy

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Department of Occupational Therapy

Department of Occupational Therapy

Introduction

Department of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a specialized medical field of treatment that uses treatment activities (tasks) to enable patients with diminished functions – whether they be physical, mental, or from issues arising during the developmental process – to be as independent as possible in their daily lives and actively participate in social lifestyles so they can lead happy lives. An occupational therapist is a medical specialist who provides therapeutic activities to enable people with diminished function to lead independent lives. There is growing demand for occupational therapists as the demand for rehabilitation increases due to the aging population, industrial accidents, and traffic accidents. The occupational therapist was chosen as one of the top three jobs (as of 2014 according to the Korea Employment Information Service) with very bright future prospects in Korea.

The Cheongju University Department of Occupational Therapy was established in 2013. The first graduates in 2017 achieved a high passing rate of 95.6% on the national examination thanks to the on-site training provided by four professors with clinical experience, a systematic curriculum that is commensurate with standards of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists, and the best clinical training in Korea.

The Department of Occupational Therapy also has a great sense of duty to "contribute to the community", and each year we provide professional programs to senior citizens in the community. Our college signed agreements for a cognitive stimulation program with the Seowon-gu Community Health Center, Heungdeok-gu Community Health Center, and the Chungbuk Senior Welfare Center. Through this program, students contribute to the local community and enhance their knowledge in their major. Thanks to our steady activities, in a school-sponsored performance report contest for learning competency, we were selected as an excellent department.