Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists focus on the rehabilitation of patients who have injuries, illnesses, disabilities, or developmental delays. They assess, plan, and organize programs that help build or restore their patients’ vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills as well as general independence. They use therapeutic techniques, adapt the individual’s environment, teach skills, and modify specific tasks that present barriers to the individual.

Suggested undergraduate major: Applied Human Biology.

Graduate training: Master’s in Occupational Therapy or Doctoral degree.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): https://www.aota.org/

AOTA school directory: https://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Find-School.aspx

Standardized test: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) https://www.ets.org/gre/

Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS): https://www.aota.org/education/find-a-school/ot-cas

Please note: this page provides information for current SPU students and does not represent a program that SPU offers.