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Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that helps people of all ages to recover from injury, disability or illness and participate in activities of daily living. Below learn more about the classes and the national exam you need to prepare for an occupational therapy school or program. Also learn information about occupational therapy schools and general information about occupational therapy.
What classes do I need to take?
Each OT graduate program has different requirements. It is up to you to learn about your specific program(s) and prepare for them. A directory of masters-level programs in the US and their prerequisites is found at the American Occupational Therapy Association.
What is the national standardized test?
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is the test required by most OT schools/programs.
What else should I know?
More information, such as what you should major in and what else you can do to prepare for the OT profession can be found on our FAQ page.
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