Occupational therapists work with people who have been disabled
by physical illness or injury, birth defects, emotional disorders,
aging, drug abuse, or other problems. They work in hospitals, school
systems, and rehabilitation centers to facilitate therapeutic
activities that help improve their patients’ everyday lives.
The health science degree with the pre-occupational therapy
option will be your first step leading to a career in occupational
therapy. It’s considered a pre-professional degree because it
prepares you for further study in graduate school. The second step
is completion of a master's degree in occupational therapy, which
is the minimum degree required to get your license and become a
practicing occupational therapist.