Career Description

Occupational therapists (OTs) use practical movement and exercise to rehabilitate patients with disabilities or injuries. Therapists may also design work or home environments to suit an individual’s needs, thereby enabling them to succeed in daily care activities and in the workplace.

Academic Requirements

In order to become licensed, students must graduate from a program that’s accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Master’s programs typically last 2-3 years and combine fieldwork with courses in neurobiology, physiology, anatomy and OT techniques. Most programs conclude with a supervised fieldwork experience.