According to the Americal Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA): “Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.”
The Pre-Occupational Therapy concentration is part of the Health Professions Concentration (which is open to ALL majors) and prepares students to apply to occupational therapy graduate programs. In addition to completing the Kinesiology major courses, students are required to complete the Pre-Occupational Track courses. These courses will provide the majority of the pre-requisites for Occupational Therapy programs. It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors in meeting the specific pre-requisites of the program choice as these do vary somewhat.