Occupational therapists treat injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapists typically need to be creative problem solvers and will work with a wide variety of patients. Although pre-occupational therapy is not a major at CWU, students interested in a Master’s of Occupational Therapy can meet all of their program prerequisites here at CWU while working on their bachelor’s degree before transferring to an accredited graduate program.
Students may pursue any major at Central as they work on their prerequisite courses. Students typically choose to major in Psychology or Clinical Physiology, but no preference is given to a bachelor’s degree in a certain field.
Because of the wide range of variance in prerequisite requirements, students must be responsible to check their prerequisites against their top choices of schools.