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Pre-Occupational Therapy

Work as an occupational therapist to help people prevent injuries and illnesses or live better lives with their health and physical challenges.

WHY STUDY BIOLOGY?

The number of occupational therapists is expected to grow by 24% through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked occupational therapists jobs as 13th on the list of 100 Best Jobs in 2019.   

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will get a strong foundation in biology, chemistry and physics along with core exercise science courses. You’ll also gain hands-on experience while completing the coursework for a master’s or doctoral degree in occupational therapy.

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WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY?

You’ll be prepared for a graduate program in occupational therapy.

Employers:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation Clinics
  • Colleges and universities
  • Home health care services

Graduate schools:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Chatham University
  • Gannon University
  • D’Youville College
  • Wesley College