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What is the difference between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists focus on helping people with the tasks of daily living. They may help people who have suffered trauma or have disabilities to achieve independence. Occupational Therapy is typically offered as a master's program.

Physical Therapists focus on physiology and muscle groups that relate to physical activity. They may help people develop balance and range of motion to lessen pain and increase strength after injury. Physical Therapy is typically offered as a doctoral program.

What should I major in if I want to go into Occupational Therapy?

You may choose to major in any discipline you wish as long as course prerequisites have been met. Many students choose to major or minor in Clinical Physiology or Psychology as part of their path to Occupational Therapy school. You should major in an area that interests you as a career path should you not be successful at gaining acceptance into an Occupational Therapy program.

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