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NBCOT Character Review

Hi, I'm just finishing up my level 2 fieldwork and am applying for the NBCOT exam and am in a stressful situation. My issue is related to the last...


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NBCOT character review - 1 Reply

Hi, I'm just finishing up my level 2 fieldwork and am applying for the NBCOT exam and am in a similar situation. My issue is related to the last...


Updated 2 days ago

The Best and Worst thing about Being an OT - 255 Replies

I agree with Atticus. The depictions of certain populations is atrocious.Can you imagine a mother of a child with autism coming across this video who...


Updated 4 days ago

OTA to OT Route - 58 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTdude in Piscataway, New Jersey"]I am surprised there are still OTA programs. I would look into doing an OT program if you are REALLY...


Updated 7 days ago

OT vs. RN - 149 Replies

[QUOTE who="Cindy Keaton in Indiana"]Both are great options and pay off well in the end. I would never recommend one over the other- They are quite...


Dominican College?

Have anyone heard of or attended Dominican College of Blauvelt in Orangeburg, NY? They have a bridge program but it is a private institution. They...


Updated 9 days ago

San Jose State OT - 594 Replies

Well, maybe we'll be classmates in 2016. Good luck!


Updated 9 days ago

Can you be pregnant during fieldwork? - 14 Replies

So back to the topic.. anyone have any advice as to when is a good time to get pregnant as an OT student/OT? If heavy lifting and exposure to...


For any Occupationa Therapist... NEED YOUR HELP!

I am have an assignment to interview an OT. If you can go ahead and answer the questions below that would be awesome!! Thank you in advance!...


Updated 13 days ago

OT Graduate degree abroad?? - 1 Reply

I have attended a Masters OT program in the UK and I think you need to be clear about your reasons for undertaking a program in the UK. The health...


Updated 13 days ago

What to do if rejected by grad schools? - 1 Reply

A lot of people just work on their gpa, retake the GRE and get more shadowing hours


Updated 16 days ago

Working In Australia from the US - 1 Reply

Hi Erin, I am an Australian trained OT currently living/working in the USA. In order to work in Australia as an OT you will need to first become...


Updated 17 days ago

Show me the money... - 73 Replies

Hi all, Does anyone do any independent contract work out there? in Washington state. I'm wondering what to charge. cheers, molly

Rahul Raghavan

Updated 23 days ago

Canadian trained OT relocating to USA - 1 Reply

Hi, if you are looking for OT positions in CA please get in touch with me. I work for a healthcare staffing company and we are currently recruiting...


Updated 24 days ago

Torn between COTA and OTR - 43 Replies

I'm working on prerequisites right now in order to be added to a COTA program's wait list. My question to all who are currently practicing or may...


Updated 25 days ago

OT student looking for answers/advice - 25 Replies

Hello, I was enrolled in a Occupational Therapy Program, which is a direct 6 year program. I have finished first 2 years and also my first...


Updated 26 days ago

How difficult is Occupational Therapy School? - 53 Replies

God bless everyone, for we are truly serving in out profession!


Updated 26 days ago

Easy OT schools to get into - 46 Replies

Hi, Thank you for your reply. If you don't mind me asking, what work have you done to help yourself get into the program? What is the name of the...

Red Fox Thomas

Updated 29 days ago

Is the debt to become an OT worth it? - 19 Replies

[QUOTE who="anonymous in Jersey City, New Jersey"]I was an occupational therapy student who dropped out of my program due to grades, I would've been...


Opinions on MOT program

Hi everyone! I was just accepted to the University of Florida MOT program as well as the Medical University of South Carolina's MOT program. Has...


Updated 1 month ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 278 Replies

The consensus on this strand seems to be that a career as an SLP or SLPA is boring and unrewarding. I have been in this field for 35 years (school...


Updated 1 month ago

Selling books - 3 Replies

Hi, I'm selling my NBCOT JB Review 45 days and counting. Second had in really good condition to those studying in the UK and needing to buy these...


Updated 1 month ago

Anyone struggling with the OT job market in Canada ? - 14 Replies

[QUOTE who="Reva in Ontario"]Hi Kelly I am an OT trained in UK. Haven't worked since graduating in 2012 due to child care commitments. I am trying...


Updated 1 month ago

OT burnout - 421 Replies

[QUOTE who="patti in Madison, Alabama"]I finally went back to school, I am doing "dietetian" online and it will take about 2 years. I am very happy...


Updated 1 month ago

How much do Occupational Therapist actually earn? - 16 Replies

I work in skilled unit and make 40.00 an hr.with benefits , they are minimal Ben's.How can they ask us to get the advanced degrees than pay us lousy...

Jennifer Coiner

Updated 1 month ago

Home Health Care Per visit rate - 14 Replies

What are hours like in home health? 9-5, 7-3, evenings, sporadic? Thanks!


Feeling inadequate for OT

Is it normal to doubt your capability of being a good OT? I have a lot of direct patient care experience and I also work in the schools with special...


Updated 1 month ago

MOT vs COTA already have MEd and mom of small kids - 2 Replies

I don't have a degree.So I'm going for COTA first. I'm 24 a single mom & I need income. If I had a bachelors degree already/Masters.... I would do...


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The Costs of Becoming an OT - 15 Replies

[QUOTE who="Nadege in Fort Lauderdale, Florida"]that's right you don't know my circumstances...[/QUOTE] Hello Nadege, Thank you for all the...


Updated 1 month ago

How Competitive is OT School?? - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="Momo in Toledo, Ohio"]Are you are you calculated that right? Is it a private school? Private and out of state are significantly more...


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AOTA/NBCOT Study Prep - 3 Replies

...CONTINUED... 3) TherapyEd Occupational Therapy Course Manual (5.0 Edition, 2014) by Rita Fleming-Castaldy that I got from the TherapyEd exam...


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I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 56 Replies

...CONTINUED... 3) TherapyEd Occupational Therapy Course Manual (5.0 Edition, 2014) by Rita Fleming-Castaldy that I got from the TherapyEd exam...


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Need suggestions on NBCOT Exam and Therapyed Course. ..Please !! - 7 Replies

...CONTINUED... 3) TherapyEd Occupational Therapy Course Manual (5.0 Edition, 2014) by Rita Fleming-Castaldy that I got from the TherapyEd exam...


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I need a study partner for nbcot exam - 14 Replies

3) TherapyEd Occupational Therapy Course Manual (5.0 Edition, 2014) by Rita Fleming-Castaldy that I got from the TherapyEd exam prep course (very...


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OT degree from overseas?? Post professional master degree in US? -- 2013 NBCOT NEW handbook!!! - 41 Replies

[QUOTE who="fred2015 in los angeles, California"]Would like to call the attention from the president of NBCOT to extend the requirements not to...


Updated 1 month ago

Are OT jobs declining? - 1 Reply

Hi there. I'm interested to see the article, where did you see it and what's the title? thanks.


Updated 1 month ago

OTA VS OTR - 12 Replies

I would love to know what everyone decided to do because I'm in a similar situation. My undergrad gpa is not competitive. At all. But there are...



I'm 28 and trying to figure out if I want to go back to school to become a COTA or work on pre reqs for the next year then try to get into OT school....


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For those of you like me that have a lower undergrad GPA... - 2 Replies

University of Utah also just looks at pre-req gpa. But out of state tuition is awful (113k)


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Would I even be looked at by OT programs? - 8 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTAKA80 in Las Vegas, Nevada"]I went back to OT school with an undergrad in political science and a low gpa of around 2.5.. however, I...


Looking for Advice about a Full Time Master's Progam

Hi everyone, I am currently finishing up my pre-requisites for OT programs (specifically in NJ and PA). I have been a special education...


Updated 2 months ago

Starting a Private Pediatric Practice - 120 Replies

Hi. I have a small pediatric private practice that is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) in SC; I do not have a clinic so we see kids in their...


Updated 2 months ago

OT or PTA for long term career - 2 Replies

(cont) I asked both of them falt out if someone in their 40's was interested in a career change would they recommend their field. The OT told me...


Updated 2 months ago

OT Volunteer opportunities in Los Angeles area? - 7 Replies

[QUOTE who="Newbie in Canyon Country, California"]Hi guys are you still looking for places to volunteer? I am actually volunteering in Santa Clarita...


Updated 2 months ago

Teaching vs. Occupational therapy as a career - 1 Reply

I'm also curious about this so bump!


Updated 2 months ago

MOT program at University of St. Augustine - 1 Reply

University of St. Augustine is now a corporately held school. I do not know when they were acquired by Laureate Education. This may have been a good...


Do I have a chance at any of the schools in California??

I'm a junior in college anticipating to apply to OT schools this summer/fall. Currently, my GPA is just shy of 3.0 and I think by the time I...


Updated 2 months ago

Does hand therapy always include massages? - 1 Reply

i'd like to know too


Updated 2 months ago

OTA to OT Bridge Program (No Bachelors Required) - 3 Replies

DO NOT- I repeat - DO NOT even consider going there- huge money- just got accredited-terribly run


Updated 2 months ago

Heard of any OT's specializing in ergonomics? - 1 Reply

What company is going to spend money on ergonomics for their employees? It was hard enough to get "a chair", let alone a decent one.

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