Occupational Therapy OT

Occupational Therapy School Requirements

Whether you’re a senior in high school, a sophomore in college or an established medical assistant, you may be drawn to occupational therapy (OT)—a rewarding profession.1 Occupational therapists (OTs) are integral to the healthcare system. They assist individuals across the lifespan with a diverse range of tasks, from helping children learn essential skills to providing

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Occupational Therapist Salary: The Highest Paying Specialties in 2024

In the field of rehabilitative sciences, there are many career paths to choose from—especially in occupational therapy (OT). If you’ve completed an undergraduate program and want to establish a career in OT, the first step is often to enroll in a graduate program. Earning a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) or Doctor of Occupational Therapy

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A Guide to Occupational Therapy for Autism

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)1 is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by impaired social communication skills, restricted and repetitive behaviors and isolated areas of interest. Approximately one in 36 children in the United States are diagnosed with ASD, which can be recognized as early as age two but is typically detected after age five.2 Early diagnosis and

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Speech Therapy vs Occupational Therapy: 3 Key Differences

Searching for a satisfying career that helps people enhance their health and quality of life? If so, speech and occupational therapy may be promising career paths for you. As two popular professions in the healthcare industry, SLPs and OTs enjoy rewarding, well-paid careers—while making a lasting difference in the lives of their patients.1,2 Both speech-language

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Eight Places an Occupational Therapist Can Work

Occupational therapists (OTs) are a vital part of healthcare. From helping an elderly patient relearn skills after a stroke to aiding a professional recover their strength after a workplace injury, OTs provide invaluable support to people of all ages—and can enjoy a rewarding career. If you’re considering a career as an occupational therapist, you’re likely

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Bethany High Balances Olympic Dreams with Occupational Therapy Dedication

The story of Bethany High, a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) student at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), is a testament to passion, perseverance and purpose. High is pursuing dual interests – Olympic-level trap shooting aspirations and a graduate health sciences degree. Her introduction to trap shooting began seven years ago,

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OT Student Gains Confidence and Expertise through USAHS Mentor Pairing

As an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Alli Yingling (MOT ’19) fell in love with occupational therapy (OT). Working toward a psychology degree, she interned at a large pediatrics clinic that employed physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. “After spending time with the owner, who was an OT, I

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Force for Good: OT alum’s journey from elevator pitch to entrepreneurship

Meet Megan Jewell, OTR/L, USAHS MOT 2012, an occupational therapy (OT) catalyst for change. Jewell’s unwavering dedication to fostering goodness within her field sets her apart. Jewell is a 2023 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) Force for Good Alumni Video Contest Winner. The alumni video competition celebrates the incredible impact USAHS alumni

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Hybrid Immersion for MOT Launches

Online learning is here to stay and here at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences we’re all about helping as many OTs reach their goal of earning their Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) as possible. If you’re thinking about expanding your skill set and taking the next step in your OT career, we

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OTD Student Makes Her Entrepreneurial Mark and Empowers Caregivers

Meet Mariah Mendez, a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) student at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in San Marcos. Mendez’s pioneering passion is not only changing lives but also winning accolades. A winning entrepreneurial spirit In November 2023, Mendez clinched the top spot in the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) San Diego Global

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Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy

If you’ve ever felt called to work in rehabilitative care, one thing is clear: you’re passionate about helping others. What may not be quite as clear is which form of patient therapy you should pursue—occupational therapy (OT) or physical therapy (PT). Both physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs) help patients improve their lives, but

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