Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work in hospitals, medical offices, rehabilitation centers, and schools and may also visit patients in their homes. They serve patients who suffer from a wide variety of conditions, including physical, mental, emotional, and developmental problems.  The occupational therapist helps the patient perform basic living and working tasks like dressing, eating, cooking, and operating equipment like computers and phones, so the patient may live a more independent and satisfying life.


Student Resources

      Professional Associations and Accreditation

      Entrance Exam

      Some occupational therapy schools require the General Record Exam as an entrance exam. Learn more about the GRE here.

      Selected Regional Programs

      Important Note:

      Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements