- Associated Press - Thursday, December 11, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia State University officials say the school is going to begin offering a master’s degree program in occupational therapy.

Officials said in a statement that the university’s school of nursing and health will begin accepting applications for the program in fall 2015, and students are expected to begin enrolling in fall 2016.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational therapists use everyday activities to treat injured, sick or disabled patients. Federal labor officials have said they expect the field to grow faster than many others through year 2022.

GSU officials say the university is now looking for a department chair and a field coordinator. GSU officials say the program is the first allied health discipline to be added since 1972.

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