Pre-occupational therapy

Pre-occupational therapy

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Normal life. It may seem simple...

but you know that for some people who struggle with a disability or have had an injury, learning the basic every day activities are vital. For those who want to commit their career to occupational therapy, the undergraduate degree in pre-occupational therapy is the foundation to this rewarding and vital field.


Program Description

Pre-occupational therpay includes a set of course requirements that prepares students to succeed as an occupational therapist, including engaging in hands-on experiences and researching the literature pertaining to OT. Pre-OT will prepare students for the next level, graduate school, on their journey to becoming an Occupational Therapist.


Students learn how to use leisure, play, self-care, and work occupations in order to help clients adapt to individual life circumstances in order to regain, sustain and maintain health.


Career Opportunities

A career in Occupational Therapy requires, at minimum, a master’s degree. The Pre-OT degree prepares students for a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree, like the one offered at TWU*.


*This degree does not guarantee admission to the MOT program at TWU, however does prepare students for the application process and provides the necessary preparation for graduate school.
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Introduction to Occupational Science

An introduction of occupational science concepts that will form a solid disciplinary foundation for the understanding of occupation, occupation-based practice, and the tenets of occupational therapy. Occupational science concepts explored will include description, relational, predictive, and prescriptive occupational science.

Human Occupations

Introduction to some of the domain areas of occupation, performance skills, performance patterns, activity demands, context(s) and environments, and client factors. Theories and models of occupational performance underlying the foundation of occupational therapy practice, the importance of balancing occupational activities, and the promotion of health and wellness will be integrated into a foundational understanding of the discipline of occupational therapy.

Occupation Therapy Practice Framework

Exploring the official Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain & Process, 3rd edition document. Domain areas, processes related to the delivery of occupational therapy practice, and terminology will be discussed and reviewed to prepare students for formal study in the discipline of occupational therapy.