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Updated 13 hours ago

Stats for Acceptance into USC - 1 Reply

I was accepted into USC 4 years ago and my stats were 3.1 GPA, 1200(old scale) GRE with 5.0 AWA, 130 hours volunteering in mental health setting. OT...


Updated 1 day ago

San Jose State OT - 563 Replies

[QUOTE who="sarah in San Francisco, California"]Sam, I was conditionally accepted for the Fall 2015 cohort as well! I'm so excited! I also still have...


Updated 2 days ago

The Best and Worst thing about Being an OT - 302 Replies

[QUOTE who="Tish in Raleigh, North Carolina"]I am currently taking pre classes that are needed to apply for Occupational Therapy assistant... I want...


Updated 3 days ago

OT burnout - 419 Replies

there are jobs for OTs working as trainers for medical device companies.


Condensed Therapy Ed OTR Study Guide

I am selling my condensed but VERY thorough OTR study guide that is neatly typed and goes along with the Therapy Ed book, page by page. I recently...


USC OT program Cost$$

I am a 27 year old mommy of 1 so far :)looking to apply to USC Master program next year. One thing that I am most concerned about is the cost$$$. The...


OT vs Pharmacy

I'm really torn between the two fields. I started off at a 4 year working on a biostatistics degree, but I found myself really unhappy at the school...


Updated 13 days ago

BS/MS program or get bachelor's then apply to master's? - 22 Replies

[QUOTE who="anticuti in Brentwood, California"]SJSU still has the entry-level master of OT program. It is the online post-professional master of OT...


Canadian trained OT relocating to USA

I am a new graduate Canadian trained OT that is interested in relocating to work in the USA. I am in the process of preparing to write the NBCOT exam...


Updated 17 days ago

Torn between COTA and OTR - 37 Replies

What program are you currently in? I'm looking to do the BS/MS route and would like to know which school would be a good choice...


OTA to OT Bridge Program (No Bachelors Required)

I am a recent licensed COTA and am looking for a bridge program that does not require a lot of pre-reqs. I came across New England Institute of...


Updated 23 days ago

I'm torn between becoming a Speech Language Pathologist or Occupational Therapist? - 298 Replies

Been a SLP-CCC for 20 years now. Have not loved any job. Kind of like home healthcare because no one stands over me telling me what to do. If I could...


Updated 25 days ago

Is the debt to become an OT worth it? - 15 Replies

I have been wanting to take occupational therapy for 20 years but I have not because of the cost. I am tired of waiting to begin a real career! Do...


Updated 27 days ago

OT vs. RN - 149 Replies

I doubt you are an OT with grammar like that. HAHA


Updated 27 days ago

Appealing NBCOT results - 1 Reply

I'm a COTA not an OT but when I took the NBCOT exam, I noticed a lot of the questions on the exam was never covered in school. Makes me wonder if the...


Updated 1 month ago

Anyone struggling with the OT job market in Canada ? - 13 Replies

Why is it so hard to find an OT job in Canada?


Updated 1 month ago

I am looking to form a study group or find a study partner for the NBCOT exam! - 48 Replies

Hey everyone, I'm studying for my NBCOT OTR exam. I was just wondering if there was anyone out there who'd interested in forming a study group? We...


M.S. in Occupational Therapy and GPA advice (please help)

Hi all. I'm in NYC and trying to pursue an MS in Occupational therapy. I've taken most of the pre-reqs at a two year CUNY school to save money. I'm...


Updated 1 month ago

Would I even be looked at by OT programs? - 6 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...


Updated 1 month ago

how to leave occupational therapy behind - 14 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTdude in Piscataway, New Jersey"]Amen.[/QUOTE] I have been wanting to be an OT for twenty years and never went back to school. I am...


Updated 1 month ago

OT degree from overseas?? Post professional master degree in US? -- 2013 NBCOT NEW handbook!!! - 36 Replies

Thanks for all that information Eileen. I really don't know how to proceed with this. I don't know that it is worthwhile doing the PPMOT then wait...


light bulbs

I work at a place that fails to see the need to make an older building more accessible. The stairs are unsafe, the lighting is horrible. Staff say...


Updated 1 month ago

Transferring OT School - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="SK in Rowlett, Texas"]S in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:Hello, I currently am going to school out of state and am in my second semester of...


Updated 1 month ago

Selling books - 1 Reply

Hello, I am selling my NBCOT Therapy Ed 7th edition book (CD included). This is the newest version with color. There are highlights in the...


Updated 2 months ago

Occupational therapy master's program - 763 Replies

[QUOTE who="Kat111 in Los Angeles, California"]If someone who is currently in or recently was enrolled in the CSUDH OT program could help me out,...


Updated 2 months ago

OT as a guy / Guy OTs - 22 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTprospect in Saint Louis, Missouri"]I am currently accepted into a very good school which would allow me to go straight into their MOT...



Hi, I am interested in becoming an OT. I have worked with both PT and OT over the five year's in healthcare. I enjoy working in the mental health...


Updated 2 months ago

How is OT Program at university of buffalo suny? - 14 Replies

Hi Future OT, Were you able to start your OT Program at Buffalo University? How is it now? Iam thinking of going back to school secondary to new...


Updated 2 months ago

Going back to school for Occupational Therapy - 9 Replies

[QUOTE who="OTstudenttobe in Somerset, New Jersey"]Hi socialworkgal I wanted to reach out to you because I feel like our situations are semi-similar....


Updated 2 months ago

What can I do besides OT??!! - 1 Reply

You are fully qualified for a director of rehab type of position I would think!



Hi! I came across this discussion group and wanted to take this chance to seek out info on how other therapists have found mentors. I find myself...


Updated 2 months ago

Volunteer Experience - 15 Replies

Hello, I am currently a 3rd year undergrad at UCI and was wondering if anyone can refer me to any sites where I can shadow OTs and get volunteer...

Jessica Speller

Updated 2 months ago

How difficult is Occupational Therapy School? - 41 Replies

[QUOTE who="Lsu1414@aol.com in United Kingdom"]No, it is not a mistake, I did the same thing, I got my bachelors in something else, came home went to...


Job prospects for International students in America

Hello, My name is sujith, I want to do Masters in OT in america. I would like to take some suggestions from you guys regarding 1. Job...


Updated 2 months ago

Chicago State University scandal? - 2 Replies

Hi Tony. I'm a recent grad from Chicago State's MOT program. I totally understand you feeling like the staff who handles admissions is rude. The...


Updated 3 months ago

SELLING OTA Subscription $120 (200worth ( good for 8 mos) and OT books : Case Smith (6th ed) and Trombly/Radomski (7th ed) - 5 Replies

I am interested too please! My email is Lmnop123@aol.com


Do you want feedback on your OT personal statement?

Hello OT applicants! If anyone would like written feedback email me at skyocean25@gmail.com. I have time to look at 5 personal statements. A...


Occupational Therapy vs. Recreational Therapy

So I have been interested in becoming an OT ever since I discovered what they do. I am currently 15 credits away from my Bachelor of Psychology and...


Updated 3 months ago

Occupational Therapy new graduate angst - 1 Reply

Hi James, you did the 4 year OT degree in Ireland the voluntary position is also in Ireland? I think for a new grad, you should start somewhere...


Updated 3 months ago

How much do Occupational Therapist actually earn? - 18 Replies

[QUOTE who="Amber in Madison Heights, Michigan"]I also disagree with Van, I am a new grad OT from michigan and everyone from class got a job right...

Paul Grace

NBCOT Certification Examination Test Preparation

It is unlawful for anyone to copy, post online, sell, or modify NBCOT examination test preparation materials. NBCOT monitors sites that these actions...


Updated 3 months ago

NBCOT Exam Scoring - 2 Replies

OT123, Nope failed by 3 points and never failed anything in my life. I've been devastated and terrified to take it again as it was such an awful...

gunjan bhagat

Updated 3 months ago

I need a study partner for nbcot exam - 4 Replies

yes christina i am interested in group study. looking for study partner


Updated 3 months ago

Starting a Private Pediatric Practice - 119 Replies

[QUOTE who="JoanJOT in Portland, Oregon"]Thanks for all the advice! I just started my practice, got my state business license, and finally got my...


Can I get into occupational therapy school with my credentials? Suggestions for improvement?

I am planning on applying for OT school for the 2016 cycle. I am wondering how qualified of an applicant I am and what my chances of getting accepted...


MOT admission

I am from chicago, and my undergrad GPA is 2.8 in occupational therapy. I am looking for colleges in mid west area. With this profile, I am not...

OT grad 2012

Updated 3 months ago

How did you get your first job out of OT school? - 1 Reply

The easy way to get job offer is to post your resume on the AOTA career site. The national recruiters will come calling quite quickly- it was...

hopeful OT in NJ

getting into ot school

anyone attending seton hall master ot program in NJ? is it difficult to get into? can you tell me about your experience?

OT grad 2012

Updated 3 months ago

Tips for getting into SJSU, Samuel Merritt or Dominican? - 6 Replies

Hi, also a SJSU OT alumn here =) I know it has become crazy competitive there in the last few years. So all of the above points mentioned are great...

OT grad 2012

Updated 3 months ago

Failed out of OT school. What now? - 4 Replies

You can also look into ABA (applied behavioral analysis?) aides. These aides work 1:1 with autistic kids, usually in the homes after school. So these...

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