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Occupational Therapy

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Though UMass Lowell does not offer an Occupational Therapy program, we assist students with preparing and applying to these programs.

About being an Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapists guide patients towards an independent and satisfying life by providing exercises and activities that help them master the skills necessary to perform day-to-day tasks at home, work, school, and in the community.

As an occupational therapist you may work with a wide range of clients who are developmentally or emotionally challenged, or neurologically injured and are being cared for in a variety of settings, from schools to long-term care facilities. Due to the physical nature of this job you should be able to lift items and stand for long periods of time, and also possess patience and ingenuity in providing care.


  • OT or MSOT

Program Length

  • 2-4 years

Professional Schools’ Organization

Application Service

  • School specific application and admissions procedures.

Academic Admission Requirements

  • Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Statistics, Abnormal Psychology and Developmental or Child Psychology.

Admission Exam

Recommendation Letters

Letters of recommendation from a pre-health advisor are required, and may be kept confidential. Some schools may require additional letters of support.