In 2004, the AOTA Board of Directors approved a contest for occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant educational programs to solicit ideas and practices for student recruitment. Entrants could use any activities that increase awareness of occupational therapy as a viable career choice.
The winners of the Student Recruitment Initiatives Contest were:
In the OT category:
1st - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
2nd - University of Southern California
3rd - Pacific University in Orego.
In the OTA category:
The winner is Western Wisconsin Technical College. There was only one OTA entry and it scored the highest of all the entries.
A total of 9 entries were received. All entrants have provided their permission to use their materials. Please ensure that proper recognition is given to the entrant. The entrants are listed below:
Congratulations to all educational programs who participated in this contest.
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans
New York Institute of Technology
University of Indianapolis
University of Minnesota
University of Southern California
University of Texas - Health Sciences Center at San Antonio
Washington University School of Medicine
Western Wisconsin Technical College