Pre-Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help their patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working, sometimes with the use of adaptive technologies. OTs must earn a Master’s OR entry level Doctoral degree (OTD) which typically takes ~3 years beyond undergraduate training. (Health Professions Admissions Guide, NAAHP, 2017)

Resources for pre-OT students:

Suggested Majors/Minors

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Courses to satisfy admissions requirements to occupational therapy schools

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Develop skills beyond the classroom

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Entrance Exam

Prepare for the GRE

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Applying to Occupational Therapy Schools

Links to occupational therapy school directories and common applications

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Where are they now?

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