Occupational therapists are university-educated, regulated health professionals.
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.