Occupational Therapists work with individuals to promote independence in daily activities. They work with clients to remediate and/or compensate for difficulties with motor control, cognition and sensory or psychosocial functions due to congenital or acquired conditions for maximum participation in the occupation of life.
The degree program for Occupational Therapy is a 2-year post-baccalaureate entry graduate program, culminating in a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree. Students applying for the MOT program must have earned a bachelor’s degree by time of matriculation into the program, as well as completed specific pre-requisite courses. Students may begin their studies on the pre-Occupational Therapy track as they explore and determine the undergraduate degree they wish to pursue on track to applying to the MOT program. Upon successful completion of the MOT program, students will be able to sit for the national exam and, once licensed, be eligible to practice as an Occupational Therapist.