Occupational Therapy is based on the belief that humans are occupational beings able to maximize their health and quality of life when engaged in meaningful activity. Throughout the life cycle, biological, psychological, social or environmental factors may interrupt the adaptive occupational process and create dysfunction. Occupational therapy empowers individuals to overcome dysfunction, make choices regarding occupational engagement, and optimize function and quality of life over the life span.
Undergraduate students interested in becoming an occupational therapist are encouraged to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions.
Faculty and Research
Programs in Occupational Therapy are housed in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Learn more about faculty and research opportunities.