Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists assist clients in performing activities of all types.  They develop customized treatment programs, work with their patients on performing daily tasks, evaluate work and home conditions, and help educate family members and caregivers.  In order to become an occupational therapist, students complete a Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT).  Preparing yourself to apply to the occupational therapy program of your choice involves completing a bachelors degree, taking the necessary prerequisites required by OT programs, getting good grades in all of your courses, gaining experience in the field (through work, volunteering, and shadowing), and taking the GRE.

What should I major in?

As a pre-OT student, you can major in anything.  There is not a specific major that all pre-OT students must have.  MOT programs do care that you do well in your major and your pre-OT coursework.  Think about what interests you and what might be a good alternative option to occupational therapy should your plans change.  Visit the Career Center at UW Bothell if you need help with major section.

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Required Coursework

Applying to Occupational Therapy Programs