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Occupational Therapy

Career Overview:

  • Occupational therapists help people with disabilities, injuries, and illnesses improve or recover their ability to perform everyday activities.
  • Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.
  • They may develop interventions that help a disabled child participate in school and social situations, help the elderly lead more active and independent lives, and make recommendations on how a person's home can be improved to better suit their health needs.

Full Occupational Therapy profile

M.O.T. Requirements:

  • Completed a minimum of 40 volunteer hours with at least two different OP populations.
  • Completed an undergraduate degree at a college or university with a GPA or 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale for at last two years of undergraduate study.
  • Submit GRE scores that are less than five years old for all three areas of general test with quantitative score of 141, verbal score of 143, and analytic writing score of 3.5.
  • Submit Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) 
  • Completed application form along with a $50, nonrefundable application fee.

Occupational Therapy Programs:

Occupational therapy is a health profession created over 90 years ago to help people of all ages help themselves participate in meaningful activities (occupations), to take care of themselves, be productive, learn, play and interact with others to the best of their abilities. Therefore, the curriculum, classes, labs and internships at NSU are based on the belief that doing occupation is how people stay healthy, create their identity, participate in life and feel good about themselves. Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.) program are prepared with the knowledge, skills and value of lifelong learning to practice occupational therapy in customary and innovative ways within an ever-changing world.

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