In Academic Year 2014-2015, the University of Santo Tomas opened the first Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) program, following approval from the Commission on Higher Education.
For its maiden year, the program catered a total of fourteen (14) students. They were led by the College of Rehabilitation Sciences Dean Assoc. Prof. Cheryl R. Peralta, MSPT, with the assistance of the Occupational Therapy Department Chair Karen S. Ongtangco, and primary course developers Mr. Abelardo Apollo David, Jr. and Christianne Marie Andigan.
David finished his master’s degree in OT at the University of Queensland, while Andigan obtained her master’s degree in health science occupational therapy at the University of Sydney.
Now on its second year, the program once more opens its doors to interested applicants, who may enlist themselves at the Graduate School.
First reported in: The Academia, the Official International Bulletin of the University of Santo Tomas, October 2014, page 19