Preparing for a Career as an Occupational Therapist

Admission to occupational therapy programs is competitive. Master's level programs require a bachelor's degree. Other admission requirements vary, but generally one should have at least a 3.0 grade point average, have 20 or more hours volunteering and/or observing in an OT setting, have positive letters of reference, and have a satisfactory score on the GRE.

Undergraduate Preparation: Undergraduate students can major in any academic discipline, but should have relevant courses in biology, chemistry, psychology, sociology, and health and human performance.