|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.|
|Degree||OT or MSOT
(Masters degree program recommended for students who have completed a BA/BS degree)
|Program Length||2 years (MS)|
|Professional Schools’ Organization||AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
School specific application and admissions procedures.
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 form.|