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:

*By 2027, all Master’s degrees will be phased out and the OTD will be the standard for entry level practice.

Suggested Majors/Minors


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Pre-Requisites


Courses to satisfy admissions requirements to occupational therapy schools

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Experience


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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Success


Where are they now?

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