Occupational Therapy (MSOT/OTD)

Degree Type

  • Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
  • Doctorate in Occupational Therapy (OTD)


Occupational therapy is a science-driven, evidence-based profession that enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent—or live better with—illness, injury or disability (www.aota.org).

Typical Majors

  • Exercise Science BS 
  • Psychology BS (Natural Science or Health Studies)

You can learn about specific degree requirements from the University Bulletin.  

Clinical Exposure

Exposure is highly recommended to demonstrate knowledge of the profession.  Most programs require 40-50 hours of observation with an OT. 

Test Type

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

National Links

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

NC Programs


Occupational Therapy Program Comparison Sheet