Topics of Study
In this program, you will learn how to help people with physical, cognitive, mental, learning, and other disabilities. You will learn how to help patients maximize independence and maintain health by a mix of acquired skills, adaptive and assistive technologies, and physical agents. You will study basic medical sciences, psychology, sociology, patient assessment and evaluation, and tests and measurements. Other topics will include rehabilitative technologies, ergonomics, environmental health, health and special education, and career-technical counseling.
- A certificate may prepare individuals for a job as an occupational therapy technician or assistant.
- A bachelor's degree is required to be an occupational therapist. Jobs may be found in hospitals, schools, clinics, public or private human service agencies, industry, and community health organizations.
- A graduate degree is required to work in management, research, or college teaching.