UAB Occupational Therapy | Physical Therapy Diverse Student Recruitment Days

Virtual Event May 20-21, 2021

The program is no cost, but you are required to apply online to attend.

PT OT ImmersionOccupational Therapy and Physical Therapy are growing professions that provide vital services to patients and clients. Both professions struggle with assuring diversity in their workforce.

Studies have shown that when a professions lacks diversity, patients/clients from under-represented groups and/or marginalized communities are unlikely to be optimally served by that profession. To address this problem, the UAB Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Programs are interested in increasing the number of applicants from under-represented populations. For the purposes of this program, “under-represented populations” is defined as applicants who identify as Black, Hispanic, first generation to attend college, from rural communities, and low socioeconomic status.

The UAB Occupational Therapy / Physical Therapy Diverse Student Recruitment Days program is designed to increase the number of under-represented applicants exploring careers in occupational therapy and physical therapy by offering college sophomores, juniors and seniors - who identify as underrepresented - an additional opportunity to learn more about the UAB OT/PT Doctoral programs.

Important Dates & Times

  • Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, May 3, 2021

Topics addressed in the two-day virtual program will include career opportunities in OT and PT, program application tips, developing academic skills important for graduate school, plus, life in Birmingham and at UAB. Program goals will be accomplished through pre-recorded instructional modules, live presentations, and small/large group activities and discussions with current UAB OT/PT students, staff and faculty.

Live Virtual Schedule/Agenda

Thursday, May 20, 2021

  • 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Overview of Recruitment program; Introductions
  • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Overview of OT and PT as a profession
  • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Day in the life of an OT/PT clinician
  • 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Day in the life of an OT/PT student
  • 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Living in Birmingham (students present)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Questions/Answers (our OT and PT students host)

Friday, May 21, 2021

  • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Improving your study skills
  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. OT and PT Curriculum at UAB
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Applying to OT/PT programs
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Questions/Answers with UAB Faculty and Staff
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wrap up | Celebration

Click here to apply online!