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Occupational Therapy

Description

Occupational therapy involves the social, emotional, and physical rehabilitation of people of all ages who are mentally, developmentally, or emotionally challenged. OTs provide patients with activities that aid them in mastering skills necessary to perform tasks at home, work, school, and in the community. The goal is to guide the patient to a life that is as independent, productive and satisfying as possible.

American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT)
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Scholarship Program
Considering an OT Career?
FAQ on OT Education and Career Planning
History of Occupational Therapy
Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy (MAOT)
Midwestern University Downers Grove Campus Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT); NBCOT Exam Prep
Occupational Therapist Career Guide
Occupational Therapist Career Overview
Occupational Therapist Career Profile
Occupational Therapist Career Profile Two
Occupational Therapist Interview
Occupational Therapist Interview Two
Occupational Therapist Job Profile
Occupational Therapist Occupational Outlook
Occupational Therapy Degree
Occupational Therapy Education Programs Virtual Fair, September 12, 2019
Occupational Therapy Journal of Research (OTJR)
Occupational Therapy Overview
Occupational Therapy Program Application Process
Occupational Therapy Program First-Year Student Interview
Occupational Therapy Student Interview
OT School Interview Questions and Prep Tips
Pediatric Occupational Therapy Careers
Scholarship Sources
Student Resources
Wayne State U. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Information Meetings on Occupational Therapy Program (first Tuesday of each month)
World Federation of Occupational Therapists

Degree

OT or MSOT (Master's degree program recommended for students who have completed a BA/BS degree.)
OTD (Doctor of Occupational Therapy)

Program Length

2 years (MS)

Professional Schools' Organization

AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
Find a School
Occupational Therapy Programs
Occupational Therapy School Ranking
Occupational Therapy Schools

Application Service

OTCAS (Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service)
OTCAS Participating Programs
Fee Assistance Program

Academic Admission Requirements

A BA/BS degree including a minimum of 12 credits in social sciences. Also Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Statistics, Abnormal Psychology and Developmental or Child Psychology.

Admission Exam

GRE

Personal Attributes & Experiences

Most OT programs require experience in health care or other related fields.

Recommendation Letters

No standard.