Jun 29, 2011 9:13 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
MONROE, La. (AP) - The College of Health Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe is developing an online occupational therapy program to meet the state's health care and work force needs.
The News-Star reports the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved a letter of intent for a master's in occupational therapy at ULM at Friday's meeting.
The program would offer an entry-level, online graduate degree for occupational therapy assistants who want to earn their master's in occupational therapy.
Denny Ryman, dean of the College of Health Sciences, said there is a great need for more occupational therapists in the region.
Ryman said having a master's in occupational therapy opens up more career opportunities as well as financial possibilities.