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).