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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.

Advance Healthcare Network for Occupational Therapy Practitioners; Student Center
American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT)
American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Scholarships
Become an Occupational Therapist
Considering an OT Career?
Facts About Occupational Therapy
FAQ on OT Education and Career Planning
Massachusetts Association for Occupational Therapy (MAOT)
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 Occupational Outlook
Occupational Therapy Career Management and Resources
Occupational Therapy Journal of Research (OTJR)
Occupational Therapy Overview
Resources for Students
Scholarship Sources
Wayne State U. Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Information Meetings on Occupational Therapy Program (first Tuesday of every 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 Graduate School Programs
Occupational Therapy Program Ranking

Application Service

OTCAS (Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service)

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 (Graduate Record Exam)

Personal Attributes & Experiences

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

Recommendation Letters

No standard.