What should I major in if I want to become and occupational therapist
In the United States, you must receive a bachelor's of science degree in Occupational Therapy.
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- how do i become an occupational therapist, what major should i choose?
- Q: Im currently attending mt.sac, and I really want to become an occupational therapist but do not know what to do. I was thinking about becoming a health science major, but I am not sure if I could get my masters in occupational therapy that way. I really need more information about becoming a occupational therapist. Is cal state Dominguez hills a good school to transfer to?
- A: If you go to www.aota.org and choose "Student," it will list the schools that offer OT. From there, go to the schools website and it will tell you the admission requirements. For Cal State Dominguez hills, the pre-reqs are: Students must have completed a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree from an accredited college or university. The degree must be completed at the time of admission to the program but may be in progress during the application process. In addition the students must have completed separate courses in Anatomy with laboratory (3 credits), and Physiology with laboratory (3 credits), Developmental Psychology (3 credits), Abnormal Personality (3 credits), and Statistics (3 credits). Students should have basic computer skills including word processing and file management abilities. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in bachelor’s degree and pre-requisite coursework and completed of 80 hours of documented volunteer experience under the supervision of a registered occupational therapist. Three letters of recommendation are required. One must be from the occupational therapist supervising volunteer hours and the other two from professionals that can attest to student's ability to complete graduate coursework. To meet the University writing proficiency standards for graduate admission, applicants are required to achieve a minimum GWE score of 8 or a minimum Analytic Writing score of 4 on the GRE. Also required is a combined minimum cumulative Verbal and Quantitative GRE Score of 800 or a minimum Miller Analogy Score of 50. A personal interview with members of the Occupational Therapy Program Admissions Committee will be scheduled and if accepted, students will complete the CSUDH medical history questionnaire and physical examination, provide proof of required immunizations, and provide evidence of Live Scan Fingerprinting and Criminal Background Check.Some schools work differently - the school I went to required at least 2 years of undergrad work with certain classes required. Then you completed 3 years of grad school in OT and graduated with an entry-level Master's degree.As far as Cal State D.H - I don['t know about it's reputation - sorry!Good luck!
- I want to become an Occupational Therapist... should I major in public health as an undergrad first?
- Q: I want to become an Occupational Therapist but I need a bachelor's degree to get accepted into the program. I was thinking about getting a bachelor's degree in Community Public Health and then go into Occupational Therapy. As long as I have the prerequisites for OT, I'm good to go. I want to have a solid bachelor's degree as a back up in case I'm not able to pursue more education right away. Could I get a good job with a bachelor's in public health?
- A: It's an excellent idea, but you talk of a back up plan. If you can't get A's and high B's (mostly A's) in the required classes for the field (Bio, physics, chem, etc..) re-evaluate your plan. Take a few required classes your first semester and see how you do, if you're not doing well, think about making a change to something more suitable for you.
- How do I become an Occupational Therapist?
- Q: After I complete this spring semester, I will be a Junior in College. I am graduating from our community college just with a general studies degree, and I will be going to a 4 year University beginning in the Fall. I think I have definetly decided that I want to be an Occupational Therapist, but how do I do it? I know I should just talk to a counselor, but I am just curious right now, when a counselor is not available to me. Do I need to major in something specific? Or is there an actual Occupational Therapist major? Any helpful information would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!
- A: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos078.htmSome schools have an occupational therapy major.Otherwise look into bio, anatomy, psych, sociology.Then when you go on for a masters, which I think is now required to enter the field, you can specialize in OT .
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