Skip to main content
Pre-Health Advising
Pre-Health Advising

Pre-Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health and rehabilitation profession. OTs work with people of all ages from infants to elderly to help them lead independent and productive lives due to physical, emotional or social problems. They help people use their work, self-care, and leisure activities to increase independence, enhance development, and prevent disability. They are very different from physical therapists that focus on restoring physical function to the body.  Students interested in OT as career typically major in psychology, anthropology, biology or other majors as long as the prerequisites for entry into an OT program are met. Licensed practicing OT’s must have a master’s degree. For more information on Occupational Therapy visit the websites of The American Occupational Therapy Association and the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service.