The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) defines occupational therapy as the therapeutic use of occupations throughout daily activities to support participation and function in life roles. Basically, illnesses and accidents can cause challenges that affect independence. Occupational therapists help people return to their lives with as much independence, meaning, and purpose as possible.
Wayne State University offers an excellent Master's degree in Occupational Therapy through the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The PMHSC supports students intending to apply to this program throughout their undergraduate career. Additionally, we encourage and support applications to all programs where the applicant will be competitive.
WSU students preparing for OT school who would like to receive the communications, services, and support of the WSU PMHSC can elect to join our Pre-OT database. This database assigns students a Pre-OT attribute code (POT) which also allows us to track our pre-OT population and to develop support programs that will enhance student success.