Pre-Occupational Therapy

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Pre-Occupational Therapy program prepares individuals to apply for admission to graduate programs in occupational therapy.

Depending on the OT program, students will have a minimum of 3 years or a Bachelor degree before attending an Occupational Therapy program. All schools of occupational therapy require some work experience with a occupational therapist.

EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVE: Occupational Therapist

DESCRIPTION OF HEALTH CAREER: Occupational therapists practice in a wide variety of settings. Possible settings include acute care hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, sports medicine, homes, rehabilitation centers for children and adults, and private practice clinics. Occupational therapists work with patients whose ages range from pre-term infants to the elderly population. Many occupational therapists consider the most rewarding part of their professional activity to be the opportunity to work directly with people and provide service to clients in need.

Graduates must pass the state licensing examination in order to become licensed to practice occupational therapy in Tennessee and most other states.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: Three (3) to Four (4) years at MTSU in addition to two years at an Occupational Therapy program.

DEPARTMENT: Chemistry

CONTACT: Jennifer Braswell Box 68 MTSU 615-898-5465 or Pre-professional advising office Davis Science Building, Rm. 241

Check out some other useful links:
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Occupational Therapists
American Occupational Therapy Association
MTSU Chemistry Pre-Professional Programs