Your Occupational Therapy

Your Occupational TherapyCareer Begins Here

Considering a career in Occupational Therapy? You've come to the right place!

If helping people is your calling, then keep reading...

Job Growth & Security

16% (Much faster than average) job outlook according to BLS.gov.

Not a Job. A Career.

Many occupational therapists are satisfied with their job - it is ranked #10 best job on US News. Being an occupational therapist is not just a job, but your identity for the rest of your life.

Meaning & Purpose

Occupational therapists help others regain function to lead fulfilling lives. Autism? Stroke? Depression? Workplace injury? OTs treat them all.

Not a Desk Job

Tired of sitting in an office cubicle or working from home? Occupational therapists are constantly moving, whether it's with children in a play gym, walking outside with seniors, or taking a client with mental illness out on an outing.

Variety & Creativity

Work with children, adults, in mental health, and everyone in between. An occupational therapy job is never boring as OTs see new clients every day!

Community & Service

Make a direct impact in your community by helping the disadvantaged, poor, and underserved. The occupational therapy professional community is supportive and awesome too!

Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).

Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent or live better with injury, illness, or disability.

—American Occupational Therapy Association

Start your OT Career in 1-2-3

1. Join the Free Newsletter

Get periodic e-mails with tips for how to research, apply, and more. You'll get a free Starter Guide PDF with lots of helpful information I wish I had when I was applying.

2. Enroll in our Course

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Kickstart your Pre-OT by enrolling in our course made specifically to guide students on how to start their occupational therapy career.

3. Read the Blog

Blog posts made for Pre-OTs: volunteering, resume tips, OT schools, and insights into the profession from an occupational therapist.

1. Free Pre-OT Newsletter

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    2. Pre-OT Online Course

    2.5 Hours of Video

    35 Complete Lessons

    Bonus PDF Guides

    All the Occupations Explained

    Theories of Practice

    Fundamental OT Concepts

    Course Syllabus

    Introduction

    • Occupational Therapy Defined
    • The Perception of Occupational Therapy in Society
    • Is Occupational Therapy Effective?
    • A Challenge Faced by Occupational Therapists
    • Bachelor’s and Doctorate Degree Mandate
    • Credentials and Alphabet Soup
    • OT vs COTA
    • Job Description
    • Work Environments
    • Daytime Outpatient Mental Health
    • OT Job Description
    • Addressing Job Burnout

    The Occupations

    • Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    • ADL Interventions Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
    • Rest and Sleep
    • Education
    • Work
    • Play
    • Leisure
    • Social Participation

    Theories

    • Introduction to Theories
    • Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO)
    • Behavioral
    • Model of Human Occupation (MOHO)
    • Biomechanical & Rehabilitative
    • Developmental
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Mindfulness

    Fundamental Concepts

    • Patient or Client?
    • Code of Ethics
    • Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF)
    • Active & Empathetic Listening
    • Occupational Profile
    • Occupation as Means and as End
    • Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up
    • Teaching Methods
    • Remediation vs. Compensation
    • Just-Right Challenge & Grading
    • Levels of Assistance

    How to Become an OT

    • Introduction
    • Research and Preparation
    • Prerequisites and Requirements
    • Volunteering (Shadowing) Hours
    • School Applicant Interview Capstone Project
    • Fieldwork Overview
    • Level I Fieldwork
    • Level II Fieldwork
    • Fieldwork Placement
    • OT Board Exam (NBCOT)

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    Course Testimonials

    Great information visually appealing and explanations for defining criteria.

    Jacob Davis

    Student

    Taking this course has completely blown me away. It is a blessing and it is amazingly informative, well put, and provides understanding about Occupational Therapy on a different level...Since beginning this course, it has certainly changed my quality of life. After this course, I hope to study Occupational Therapy.

    Tomi Ogunlolu

    Student

    Very comprehensive course from the basics- to the detailed inside career tips. Videos are well made and easy to follow. Recommend this to anyone interested in OT!

    Ashley Mendoza

    Student

    Very informative course taught by an occupational therapist for anyone interested in the profession. Clear, concise, and engaging content!

    Maria Lopez

    Student

    Learned a lot about OT. Nicely made videos and extras. Worth the price!

    Alissa Sanchez

    Student

    Absolutely loved this course. The way it was taught was amazing! I learned so much. The bonus materials are great too.

    Charles Wong

    Student

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