Pre-Occupational Therapy Club Mission

The purpose of the Pre-OT Club is to provide awareness of the current Occupational Therapy profession, graduate schools with accredited programs, provide a support network for pre-OT students, as well as volunteer and community service opportunities.

Occupational Therapy is...

...a health, education, and human service profession. Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with people of all ages to enhance their performance of important everyday activities (occupations) despite the effects of illness, disability, or injury. The OT utilizes a variety of strategies and is a skilled problem solver who is committed to finding ways to enable people to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. In addition to dealing with an individual's physical well being, OTs address psychological, social, and environmental factors. This unique perspective makes OT an important aspect of the human service profession. Their work is often closely coordinated with other professionals such as a physical therapists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, and teachers because all these fields involve improving an individual's ability to participate in everyday occupations.

News on Occupational Therapy

     The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) has determined that the entry-level-degree requirement for the occupational therapist will remain at both the master’s and the doctoral degree - See more at: http://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Accreditation/acote-entry-level-degrees.aspx#sthash.coZkouU9.dpuf.


Did You Know?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calls occupational therapy one of today's fastest growing careers , pointing to growing numbers of older adults and young children who need occupational therapy services.

Source: http://www.promoteot.org/pg_factsheet.html
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NEW: Typically, meetings for Spring Semester of 2017 will be held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in Eddy at 6:00 pm
 
Our next meeting is April 12, 2017 in Eddy 212 at 6:00pm! 
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