Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

As racial and ethnic diversity in the United States continues to grow, the need for a representative OT workforce is amplified. This study illustrates the strategies utilized by OT programs to recruit under-represented minority (URM) students into the profession and the barriers to recruiting and retaining URM students. Results were obtained from a mixed-methods survey distributed to program directors of all accredited doctoral and master's OT programs to address this topic.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jasmin Torres

Additional Authors and Speakers: Diane L. Smith

Contributing Authors: Gaurdia Banister

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