A Master's of Science in Occupational Therapy degree is offered at our Hickory and Columbia campuses. Both locations offer great classroom and lab environments and a supportive cohort of occupational therapy students and faculty.
Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled professionals whose education includes the study of human growth and development across the lifespan with specific emphasis on the social, emotional and physiological effects of illness, injury or disability.
Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across their lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations) to enhance quality of life.
Hickory Graduate Student Housing
A limited amount of graduate student housing is available on the Hickory campus. If you are interested in graduate student housing options, please contact Rick Nichols, graduate admission counselor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828.328.7003.
Hickory, North Carolina is a beautiful place to live, offers the amenities of a large city while basking in small-town charm. Hickory is also close to many large cities, including Charlotte and Asheville.
Enjoy Local Dining
The Olde Hickory Tap Room
Olde Hickory Station
Backstreets Bar and Grill
Hannah's BBQ and more
Attend a Hickory Crawdads minor league baseball game (Texas Rangers affiliate)
Enjoy a boat ride on Lake Hickory
Take a walk in Glenn Hilton Park
Indulge at the Farmer's Market
Explore local shops a short walk away on the City and check out events, such as The Sails Original Music Series, in downtown Hickory