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Occupational Therapy

Career Description

Professionals in Occupational Therapy are known as Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, is an excellent resource for information on both the Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistant professions. You can also read about Occupational Therapy on ExploreHealthCareers.org.

Education

Occupational Therapists have at least a masters degree, and Occupational Therapy Assistants have an associates degree.

Pre-requisites

Clinical experiences are arranged by the academic programs that are affiliated with BMC. 

Length of Clinical Experience

Approximately 3 months for occupational therapy students.

Clinical Tracks at BMC

  • Rehabilitation Services, Inpatient and Outpatient
  • Behavioral Health, Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit


Institutional Affiliations

BMC is affiliated with the following institution/s for this program: 


Professional Associations and Other Information