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Occupational therapy helps individuals regain and build skills that are important for their health, well-being, safety and daily living.

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Occupational therapists are skilled healthcare professionals who work with patients to regain or develop daily life skills.

As an occupational therapist, you can work in many areas from neonatal intensive care units to skilled nursing facilities, to help patients restore function. Occupational therapy is expected to experience rapid growth as a profession over the next decade as the demand for various services increases, especially among the aged.

You will be prepared to become a registered occupational therapist by taking the National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapists, administered by the National Board for the Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT). Most states, including New York, require licensure to practice. State licensure is typically based on the results of the NBCOT certification exam, but must be applied for separately in the state in which you plan to practice.

Pathways to Earn an Master's Degree

D'Youville offers 2 pathways to earn a master's degree in Occupational Therapy (MS).

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OT Students Megan Schneider ‘19 and Kendyll Smith ‘19 reflect on their mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
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OT Students Reflect on Dominican Republic Trip

Occupational therapy students, Megan Schneider '19 and Kendyll Smith '19 discuss their trip to the Dominican Republic to help those in need.

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Relive: Interprofessional Research Night

On Thursday, May 2, D'Youville's School of Health Professions held its Interprofessional Student Research Night. The event allows students t...

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