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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a health and wellness profession that assists people of all ages and abilities in developing the skills they need to participate in everyday life where they live, learn, work and play. Occupational Therapists are found in a wide variety of practice settings some of which include: hospitals and clinics, community health programs, private practice, schools and early childhood education programs, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, assisted and independent living facilities, home health care, and government agencies. A Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from Eastern Michigan University will prepare you to be a generalist in the field of occupational therapy and serve as a strong foundation for your career as an Occupational Therapist.

Learn more about the profession of Occupational Therapy by visiting the website for the American Occupational Therapy Association (link to http://www.aota.org/about-occupational-therapy.aspx)

Watch the AOTA #OTdistinctvalue video here:

The Occupational Therapy Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096