Occupational therapy is different services used for rehabilitation and for promoting health and wellness to those who have or are at risk for developing a condition or illness. Occupational therapists help individuals learn how to perform everyday life activities that deal with the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual, and other aspects that affect their mental health, well-being, and quality of life. An occupational therapist must be able to make skilled observations and conduct tests as well as measurements. They will need to be able to evaluate the patient’s progress through their activities of daily living. There are many different methods and approaches that occupational therapists take depending on their patient.
- Promote health and wellness
- Assist individuals in rehabilitation
- Improve quality of life
- Conduct skilled observations and test
Occupational Therapist programs are available in baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral-level degrees. They are offered at a variety of universities and hospitals. The pre-requisites for admission into the Occupational Therapist program may vary depending on the school.
• Certification by the National Board of Certification for Occupational Therapy Education
Accredited Occupation Therapy Schools in Michigan
Baker College Center for Graduate Students
Eastern Michigan University
Grand Valley State University
Saginaw Valley State University
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University