Keiser University Reviews - Associate in Occupational Therapy Assistant
Review of Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate Degrees
First of all, the lady that teaches Kinesiology is unqualified...She does not even have a Masters. She does not like questions, her power points are horrible, and her exams are filled with so many mistakes. She has favorites especially those that do not question her because quite honestly they do no know any better. She is abrasive and the open door policy with her is false. She speaks horribly about other students with other students and we hear back. Please have someone more qualified because she is not. People make sacrifices and this school is not cheap. Subsequently, this class does not have an accompanying lab. They have a lot of stupid papers which is such a waste of time. Now I know why no one takes Keiser seriously.
Keiser University is definitely a school that I would recommend to others. Although it is a private school, which many seem to frown upon, it is actually pretty good. They only do one class at a time, and you always finish that class in one month. Then you never have to go back again. It's just nice to know that you can concentrate on one subject at a time and don't have to juggle between classes. They still count semesters just like everyone, and you still get at least 4 classes each semester, it just makes it more simple.
Keiser is a great school! The professors are amazing! The school atmosphere is very supportive to each students success. The student services department is wonderful. Professor Brunson is a great mentor and resource for every student she meets! Great school!
The school is great and the faculty is awesome. I love how cozy the school is. It makes it nice to come here, feels like family. Dr. Chapman was so great in all of our classes. We held study groups once a week to go over everything in class to make sure that everyone had everything down.
The worst possible college you can go to! I am currently enrolled. Started major classes as ota few months ago, this school doesn't offer you any extra help amd you pay 2200 per class not including text books. You email professors they barely ever respond. You have to depend on classmates for help because the professors they hire lie( wish I can show proof now but I will once I will win the lawsuit I plan to take) the professors don't care about you or the fact you need help all they care about is $$$ in the pocketbook
Tampa: I at first liked this college until I failed out of the program needing two more classes to complete the course. This school is a fast paced school meaning you take one month classes and you have to learn an entire book within that month. You have to learn up to 10 chapters the first 2 weeks with a midterm, presentations, and research papers. I wanted to get out of the program going into the second class. I was told that I could do it so I kept on. I again tried to get out on the 3rd class. Again I was told I could do this. I know myself and knew that I could not handle a fast paced program. I eventually made it far but it came with a cost. My health was bad. I wasn't sleeping much, I fell into depressions, and I was always sick with asthma. Still the director kept pushing me forward telling me that this was meant for me. Well she was wrong. I have no problem with my failure. My issue is with the staff of Keiser university who have nothing but incompetent fools working there. When I failed my class I did not show up the next day. I emailed the director telling her why I could not make it that day. She never responded to my email. I then went to school the following day to sign off from the school. I asked the Dean if I would owe any money to the school because I was using my husbands VA. She said no but to check with the VA office in that school. I went to speak with the man there and he said I would not owe the VA or the school any money. Christmas comes around and I get billed $3000. I failed the program in October. I go back when the school reopens after the holidays to ask about that. I emailed the Dean before that to which he never responded back. The billing lady checked for me and she said "oh the balance was taken off." I believed her and went home. Months pass and I get a call from a collections agency that I owe 3k to Keiser. I don't know whats going on so AGAIN I go back to this college. No one knew what the hell was going on. Eventually I was told that the reason why I owe Keiser was because they had to pay the VA back the money that the VA paid for my last class. So in other words Keiser lost money so they go after me. My next question to them is why was I not notified about this balance. First they tell me I don't owe, then they tell me I do, then they tell me my balance was taken off and now this? I would have been able to set a plan with this school a long time ago but no, they didn't notify me and they send my balance to the collectors who have been harassing me telling me to pay $300 right away after knowing that my husband lost his job as well as I because we were moving to Texas and could not pay that amount. The billing lady supposedly tried to get me out of collections and all she could say was sorry you have to pay through them now. I talked to the Dean yet again and nothing was done. So to them its not their problem after they put me through all that crap and all those run arounds. Great job Keiser University. You need to hire more competent people here. I wish I could talk to the president but no one seems to want to help me contact him. So NO I don't recommend this college. Try other Keiser schools but not the one in Tampa.
I love reading these posts, especially the ones that blame Keiser for their problems life, “the teachers don’t teach, the financial aid don’t tell you up front, the Deans don’t listen when I come complaining. That’s why I failed. I Likewise, I bet you deserve credit for thinks like.” I never been to jail, I never missed by child support payments, I never did drugs”. Guess what you’re not supposed too. Funny my teachers teach, I know what the classes cost, because it said so when I looked when I signed the contract, and when I see the Dean’s their really cool. So if you allow me to warn you as well….. BEWARE….Keiser is intense it’s 1 class 5 hrs. a day 5 days a week, every day. That means YOU have to be able to comprehend the material from at least 1 new chapter, every day 5 days a week, and be tested on it-EVERY Friday. Furthermore, once you’re in your core (major) classes, add in an evidence based 7-10 page typed APA paper, plus and a few competencies both due in the beginning of week 3 -EVERY month. Oh, you have to maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA per semester for 1.5 years…that means 1 C for every 3 B’s, or you don’t move on, you move out. We lost about 30% of the class after the 3rd. class because they thought it was more important to show up when it was convenient, check their cell phone every 15 minutes and complain how the work load was unfair, because they had jobs, bill, kids, and problems at home. They thought they deserved more respect as they were special. I can’t believe he won’t give me extra credit, a couple more days to finish my paper or let me take a makeup exams. SORRY, not at Keiser. But most of us not only survived, we excelled. The common thread….We showed up every day, on time & prepared, then we listened to the lecture, took notes went home and studied are butts off, wrote papers and studied some more, and did so every day 7 days a week for 16 months….and most of us had jobs, bills, kids etc. So as they say BEWARE, if you can apply yourself you will graduate, if not don’t waste your money (2K a month) and don’t worry there are plenty of minimum wage jobs available for all of you that think you’re SPECIAL.
The instructors are great! However, the staff including the deans, Finical aid, and program directors are a joke! They don't allow any food or drinks (including water) in the 5 hour long classrooms. The deans try to control the instructors and students and it's affecting the academics. They are very unprofessional and childish. They say they have an open door policy but lie to you when you ask them questions. I would take your money elsewhere.
Keiser University is the most awful, unorganized and unprofessional school I have ever attended. The financial aid office is rude, the bursar's office is extremely rude, not sure why then they are ACCEPTING MY MONEY. Lastly, some of the teaching staff is completely unethical and harassing problems. They try to be smooth and call over speaker phone because they know their school is shady. I WOULD NOT recommend this school to anyone unless you have money you just want to waste. Spoke to an official OT with masters degree and they explained what a joke the school is.
Keiser is a good school. In order to succeed at this school you have to be focused and be ready for a fast paced learning environment. You have to study daily to make sure that you are retaining the information.At this school you are incharge of your own success. You have to have a positive mind set and remove all distractions. The OTA program will have you working and starting your career in no time. You have to be ready to take school seriously and make your education a top priority!