Live Your Best Life Helping Others Live Their Best Lives
Occupational therapy empowers individuals to live their best lives, stay healthy and prevent or adapt to living with injuries or disabilities. Becoming an occupational therapist is an excellent choice for students who enjoy communicating with a wide range of people in all age-groups.
Alvernia University's post-baccalaureate Master of Medical Science in Occupational Therapy program, meant for students with an earned bachelor's degree, prepares students to initiate therapeutic methods and move to the forefront at hospitals, schools, doctors’ offices, home health services and nursing homes. Being analytical and a problem-solver is important, as is possessing interpersonal and organizational skills and having a high level of endurance and fitness. Technical skills like using computer systems and databases are always desirable.