Becoming an Occupational Therapist

Occupational therapists are university-educated, regulated health professionals.

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The occupational therapy education program at the University of Manitoba in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences incorporates classroom education, self-directed learning, hands-on training, extensive research projects, and fieldwork education.

The University of Manitoba grants a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.

To practise as an occupational therapist in Manitoba a person must be registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of MB (COTM) – www.cotm.ca COTM will confirm that any person wanting to practise in MB meets the necessary requirements.  COTM also requires its members to maintain ongoing competence activities.

For more information on becoming an occupational therapist, visit the University of Manitoba, College of Rehabilitation Sciences website.

Still not sure? You can arrange to meet with an occupational therapist through the University of Manitoba’s Career Mentor Program.