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Pre-Occupational Therapy Toolbox

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapists (OTs) help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities or "occupations". Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from an injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

In order to acquire an occupational therapy license, students must obtain either a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) or an Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) from an accredited institution.  As a note, the field is transitioning more to a doctoral level of practice.

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What Are OT Schools Looking For?

For a better understanding of what OT schools are looking for from their applicants, view Admission Factors.


*Not sure what to major in? Pre-OT students should consider Psychological Sciences!*


Application Process

View details regarding the Pre-OT application process.

Admissions Test

Learn more about the GRE and how to prepare.



Get Involved!

In addition to gaining patient care and shadowing hours, being involved on campus is a great way to prepare for OT school.  Consider joining Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), National Health Preprofessional Honor Society.


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 Last Modified 11/21/23