occupational therapy

  • Livestream AMA: Join SDN as we welcome Dr. John Ligon, a Pediatric Oncologist with the National Cancer Institute on May 11th at 8:00 PM Eastern. Register now!
  1. steph.ot

    General Admissions & OTCAS Western Michigan OTD

    Hello overyone! I will be starting Western Michigan's OTD program this summer 2021, and I wanted to take this time to see if any of my fellow cohort members are on here so we can get to know each other! I haven't seen any facebook groups or threads on here that pertain to WMU, so I figured I'd...
  2. O

    Employment & Professional Networking Burnout in Occupational Therapy - Survey Request

    Hello everyone! 🤗 I know that this network is mostly utilized by students, but I'm posting my survey anyway in case there are some practicing OTs visiting. I’m an OTD student in the process of completing my doctoral capstone project on burnout in occupational therapy. I'm investigating what...
  3. O

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Loma Linda vs. University of St. Augustine

    Hello everyone! I hope everyone's staying sane during this stressful time! I got accepted into University of St. Augustine (San Marcos) and got waitlisted for Loma Linda, but I'm torn about which school to move forward with. My hesitation with St. Augustine comes from their lack of fieldwork...
  4. C

    Program-Specific Info / Q's SJSU fall 2021 MSOT Applicants

    Hi guys! I haven't seen a thread for this years application cycle, does anyone know of one? if not we can use this for any questions/information anyone has!
  5. O

    Other OT-Related Information Research Project

    A group of fellow students and I are developing the first occupational-therapy based life skills curriculum for youth aging out of the foster care system. We are asking for support via a crowdfunding page to help us complete this project. If you are able to donate, please click the link (NAU...
  6. H

    General Admissions & OTCAS Low undergrad stats. Should I go OTA route before applying for OT?

    I graduated back in 2015 with bachelor's in psych. I was pre-OT before but I messed up in my anatomy classes and ended up with a low GPA of 3.18. Since graduating, I've been working in a medical office and would like to apply to OT school again. I am wondering if I should go through OTA school...
  7. F

    General Admissions & OTCAS Florida OT 2020-2021 Cycle

    Hi everyone! Wanted to start a thread to share our stats/share advice for those of us who are applying to Florida schools :giggle: :) University: Florida International University Major: Health Services Administration Overall GPA: 3.6 (I initially went the PT route and struggled through the...
  8. O

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Kean University MSOT/OTD 2020

    Hey would anyone be interested in making a group chat or facebook group for students in Kean's OTD/MSOT programs?
  9. itsOTGabe

    General Admissions & OTCAS USAHS MSOT Miami Florida Campus Fall 2020 admissions

    Hey all, I received an admittance letter to the USAHS Miami Campus for Fall 2020. I just wanted to know if there's anyone else out there also considering this! I have not seen a post yet and I wanted to make one! I'm from California and was wondering who else received their letters!
  10. D

    General Admissions & OTCAS NYU Masters vs. Kean OTD

    Hi everyone! I'm choosing between the NYU OT Masters program, and the Kean OTD program and I'm having a hard time deciding which program is best. The price and student to professor ratio are unbeatable at Kean. Yet, NYU has a strong name and great alumni connections. I love the curriculum at...
  11. P

    General Admissions & OTCAS Kean University MSOT 2020 Interviews

    I wanted to make this thread for anyone waiting to hear back from Kean for an interview and/or acceptance this year. I've been so anxious and I'm hoping I'm not alone in the process!
  12. J

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Oklahoma University Health Science Center MOT

    Hi! Has anyone applied to OUHSC's MOT program and would like to share their process? Thank you in advance!
  13. F

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Towson OTD 2019-2020 Applicants

    Hey guys! I haven’t seen a thread for applicants of Towson’s OTD program for 2020 and figured I’d start one! Has anyone heard back yet?
  14. K

    General Admissions & OTCAS Creighton OTD 2020 Cohort

    Hello!! Starting this thread for those applying to / accepted to Creighton University's OTD program to BEGIN in fall 2020!! I interviewed September 20th and was accepted October 3rd. Good luck to everyone!
  15. therapist2be

    Program-Specific Info / Q's I am a current American student at Brunel University London. Ask your questions here!

    Hi everyone! I used to come on here all of the time when I was applying to programs but since becoming an OT student I haven't been able to get on regularly. I have been getting questions on this platforms and others about my experience at Brunel. As a forewarning I have to say that overall I...
  16. O

    General Admissions & OTCAS MOT OTD Texas Applicants 2019-2020 Cycle

    Because the deadline will pass soon for some schools and has passed recently for a few, I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread about Texas OTD and MOT programs for the 2019-2020 cycle. Here are my stats: Major: Kinesiology Minor: Psychology Pre-req GPA: 4.00 Overall GPA: 3.82...
  17. M

    Program-Specific Info / Q's SJSU 2019-2020 MSOT Applicants

    Hi all! I haven't seen a thread for this upcoming year's applicants to SJSU's MSOT program. Would love to connect with others who are in the process of applying as well. Good luck to everyone! Has anyone made it out to an information session at SJSU for the program yet?
  18. M

    General Admissions & OTCAS Transcripts and OTCAS

    Hello Everyone, I am starting the OTCAS process and am concerned about the Transcripts section on the OTCAS. When entering in your courses, it says to use official transcripts, but obtaining the official transcripts from all of the schools I attended is very costly. Has anyone had issues using...
  19. PositivOT

    Other OT-Related Information Getting OT-related experiences & working to make myself and stronger applicant

    Main Questions: 1) I really don't want to have to take two gap-years, but since I have to retake some classes and take two more pre-reqs, I feel like I have no other choice and would need to apply for the 2020-2021 application cycle. Does anyone have advice on what I should be doing this year...
  20. A

    General Admissions & OTCAS Letters of Recommendation Advice

    Hi! Currently I am in the process of reapplying to OT programs (mostly, if not all, MOT). This is my second cycle that I am applying to, but applications don't open up for another month or so I believe. I have re-asked two out of my three past writers of my LORs but am wondering how to more...
  21. O

    General Admissions & OTCAS OTCAS 2019-2020 MOT Cycle

    Hello everyone, It may seem like a long time from now, but OTCAS applications will be opening up in less than two months. I'll be starting a thread for applicants to share their stats, questions, etc. with each other as a way to (hopefully) ease some of the anxiety that comes along with this...
  22. T

    General Admissions & OTCAS Chances of getting into school?

    Hi all! My name is Taylor, and I am planning to apply to a few OT programs for the fall of 2020. I have just recently graduated in May with a BS in exercise science from the University of Mississippi, and will be taking a year off in order to boost my resume. I plan to apply to University of...
  23. H

    Program-Specific Info / Q's Maryville University STL

    Hello, I was just wondering if anyone on here applied to Maryville for this cycle or plans to next one!
  24. J

    General Admissions & OTCAS Gwynedd Mercy University MSOT 2019

    Hey guys! Just wanted to know if anyone heard back from Gwynedd Mercy University yet? I had an interview with them on February 15 and was told it would take 2-4 weeks. It will be 4 weeks this Friday and I am getting really nervous I won’t receive a call! :(
  25. H

    Other OT-Related Information OT and prosthetics

    Has anyone experienced a clinic that has OT's work closely with prosthetics in the STL area? I would love to observe some hours in one, but am struggling to find a place! I'm not sure if this is even a thing, but if it is I am very interested! Thanks in advance!
  26. H

    General Admissions & OTCAS Medical Terminology

    I had a quick question concerning the medical terminology prerequisite that most programs require. Does anyone know if a certificate for medical terminology would fulfill this for most programs? It only costs $90 and is a go by your own pass kind of set up, which is ideal for me while working...
  27. J

    Other OT-Related Information Making a Career Change from Tech to OT

  28. W

    Program-Specific Info / Q's UTHSC OT 2020

    Hey! Has anyone heard back about interviews for UTHSC early admissions?
  29. O


    Hi Everyone! I just received my acceptance letter from DU for the MSOT Fall 2019 cohort! I am in search of housing in or near San Rafael, if anyone has a lead on this please reply! I know others are in the same boat as well. I also made a Facebook group titled: Dominican University of...
  30. M

    Other OT-Related Information Behavioral Technician?

    I recently interviewed for a position as a behavioral technician. Would accepting this job be a good opportunity? I love the idea of working as an RBT but I'm hesitant because I'm currently still in undergrad and it seems like a big time commitment.
  31. miscellaneousmary

    General Admissions & OTCAS Applying in February chances?

    I originally planned to wait till the 2019-2020 cycle to apply, but I decided to try this cycle because I don't want to wait another year since I've finished all my prereqs and my rec letters have all been submitted. I'm from CA, but I have no preference for MOT/OTD programs or location so I'm...
  32. O

    Coursework & Fieldwork OT Acute Care Fieldwork Inservice

    Hi all - Looking for some input for my occupational therapy fieldwork rotation inservice project that I am required to complete before my 12 weeks are up. This is for my Level 2 rotation in Acute Care, where my floor deals primarily with burns/vascular trauma/medical surgical issues. I have...
  33. O

    Program-Specific Info / Q's North Central College MOT Interview

    Hello everyone! I was hoping someone on here could give me some information on their experiences with North Central College, any current students or anyone who has interviewed with them. I was invited to an interview in March and I would love some tips, advice, or guidance in preparation for...
  34. nina25_FutureOT

    Program-Specific Info / Q's WashU MOT Fall 2019

    Hey everyone! I have officially decided to attend WashU's MOT program starting this fall 2019 and I was hoping to meet other people who were accepted or who decided to attend as well! Where are you coming from? I'm from upstate NY! Anyone know of a FB group yet that's been created?
  35. G

    Program-Specific Info / Q's NSU MOT Class of 2021

    Hey friends! I want to connect with others who accepted their seat for Nova’s MOT program starting this Summer.
  36. T

    Program-Specific Info / Q's VCU OT 2019

    Hello everyone! After combing through many of the other threads in search of information about this year's VCU application cycle (and coming up empty handed) I decided to start one myself! Has anyone heard back yet? According to the admissions timeline on the website, regular decision...
  37. G

    Program-Specific Info / Q's FGCU OT 2019

    Hey everyone! I wanted to connect with others who have also applied to FGCU. It is one of my top choices and I'm getting anxious since I know they give interview invites pretty soon. Hopefully, we can keep each other updated. I have already submitted my app, the deadline is today and I heard...
  38. B

    General Admissions & OTCAS Should I go into OT?

    Hi everyone! I am currently looking into going into OT. I was a Bio major and was actually thinking of going into research but I decided the jobs outlooks on that wasn't the best. Since I have just decided to go into OT, I haven't taken any of the pre reqs in college. I have been out of school...
  39. F

    Program-Specific Info / Q's LIU Brooklyn 2019

    Hi everyone! I just received an email from LIU Brooklyn for an interview at the end of the month. I do not really know much about their program at all. However, I already got accepted into my 2nd choice program which is closer to home so I am not sure if I should take the interview or not. Does...
  40. O

    Program-Specific Info / Q's WUSTL MSOT 2019

    Hi all! I was accepted to Wash U in St Louis early December and I'm about to submit my SIR soon since they only give 4 weeks to decide. I want to secure my spot for now but I do still have other schools to hear back from. I'm wondering if anyone else is on the same boat? I'm also just curious...