Female OT student working with a child in the OT lab.

Occupational Therapy

As an occupational therapist, you have the opportunity to help people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive challenges.

Help Patients Increase their Quality of Life

As an occupational therapist, you have the opportunity to help people struggling with physical, cognitive, or sensory challenges. You will assess, treat, and educate them and their families and caregivers to optimize independence and occupational performance so they can live fuller, more rewarding lives. The MCPHS Occupational Therapy program will fully prepare you to treat a wide variety of conditions associated with mental, physical, social, visual, and cognitive functioning.

Pursuing Occupational Therapy at MCPHS

  • Innovative training and immersive clinical opportunities prepare you with the essential knowledge and skills to advance as an occupational therapist.
  • Varied clinical experiences give you both the practical experience and the confidence to excel in the field.
  • Graduate into a broad field of opportunity at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, medical offices, private homes or work in public policy, healthcare administration, research, or academia.

Inside the MCPHS Occupational Therapy Experience

Occupational therapy students at MCPHS talk about preparing for a career in a field dedicated to improving the lives of people of all ages.
OT students in the Adult OT lab.

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Pathways to a Career in Occupational Therapy

A graduate degree is necessary for a career in occupational therapy. At MCPHS, we offer both a master’s degree and an accelerated undergraduate to graduate option.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Two-year, full-time program at the Manchester and Worcester campuses.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences — Occupational Therapy Pathway (BS/MSOT)

Five-year, full-time program at the Boston campus.