Occupational therapists are passionate about helping patients with disabilities or chronic conditions return to their normal activities. They’re dedicated, hard-working and determined to find solutions. They also understand the importance of working as a valuable member of a health care team.
Get a head start on this rewarding career by enrolling in the Pre-Occupational Therapy program at Edinboro University.
It puts you on the right track to apply to a professional school to earn your M.S. in Occupational Therapy (MOT).
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of occupational therapists
will grow 18 percent between now and 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Occupational therapy will continue to be an important part of treatment for people
with various illnesses and disabilities, such as Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy,
autism or the loss of a limb.
As a Pre-Occupational Therapy student at Edinboro, you'll follow a rigorous curriculum that is heavy on the sciences, including courses in kinesiology and exercise physiology that are required by well-known MOT programs in the area.
Balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making and you'll become a qualified candidate for any professional school.
Small classes taught by faculty members with a wide array of research interests will
enable you to participate fully in your education and appreciate the importance of
evidence-based medicine. Faculty mentors will ensure you're equipped to do well on
the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and meet the requirements for the MOT program that
A professional degree and state licensure is required before you can practice as an occupational therapist, but it's never too early to build a resume that demonstrates your commitment to the field.
Opportunities at Edinboro include:
Students like you who are focused and serious about careers in health care are here at Edinboro. They could be following any one of these pre-professional tracks:
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