Occupational therapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on helping patients with skills needed for day-to-day living and functioning. These could be skills related to school, work, or home life. Occupational therapists come from a wide background of academic majors, and they work with patients of all different ages.
The American Occupational Therapy Association has published responses from occupational therapy students about why they selected the career field. The Occupational Outlook Handbook offers a detailed description of the occupation, and Baylor students can visit with a prehealth advisor in Room B.111 of the BSB to learn more about the prerequisites for graduate school in occupational therapy. Common prerequisites are psychology, physics, anatomy, physiology, statistics, sociology, and chemistry.