Occupational Therapy Admissions
Why study Occupational Therapy at the University of Manitoba? 

Small Class Size:

Our program is one of the smallest across Canada, accepting up to 50 students each year. The small class size creates a great environment for the students and faculty to get to know one another.

The small class size creates a great environment for the students and faculty to get to know one another.

Variety of Teaching Methods:

Faculty members are committed to the ongoing learning and implementation of new teaching techniques and approaches. The academic component of the program uses a combination of seminars, lectures, clinical skills laboratory sessions, tutorials, problem-based learning, independent study, community service learning, and collaborative group work.

Excellence in Teaching:

The U of M Department of Occupational Therapy employs a highly qualified, dedicated, and student-centred educational team consisting of faculty members and guest lecturers from the occupational therapy clinical community. The combination of faculty and guest lecturers provides students with a well-rounded wealth of knowledge given the multiple areas of expertise. Our faculty members have been recognized in multiple areas for teaching, research, and service.

Excellence in Research and Scholarship:

Occupational Therapy faculty members are actively and productively engaged in research and scholarly activities that promote the Mission and Vision of the Department. Faculty members hold national, provincial, and local research grant funds; conduct research into the various domains of interest of occupational therapists using qualitative and quantitative methods of inquiry; regularly publish their work in peer-reviewed journals and professional publications; present their innovations at peer-reviewed conferences and symposia; and are frequently sought after to speak at a variety of inter-professional meetings.

Well Established School:

The College of Rehabilitation Sciences (formerly known as the School of Medical Rehabilitation) was established in 1960.

The MOT program has been offered since 2003. Ongoing program evaluation with input from all stakeholders, including the OT community and students, is highly valued and integrated to ensure a high quality educational program.

Success on the National Exam:

The Master of Occupational Program is designed to exceed national standards. Graduates from the University of Manitoba consistently succeed in passing and often excelling in the national exam.

Strong Connection to Community:

Strong links with our community are critical in providing a high quality education. The department of OT strives to connect with the clinical community through fieldwork, research, and scholarship opportunities.

The department of OT strives to connect with the clinical community through fieldwork, research, and scholarship opportunities.

Quality and diversity in fieldwork:

Fieldwork placement opportunities can exist provincially, nationally, and internationally in a variety of diverse practice settings. These placements are interspersed throughout the two year program to provide students with well-rounded exposure to occupational therapy roles and to allow students the opportunity to integrate occupational therapy theory and practice. In collaboration with the OT community, our department also actively develops innovative and progressive placement opportunities to prepare our students for the expanding role of OT practice.

Fieldwork placements are interspersed throughout the two year program to provide students with well-rounded exposure to occupational therapy roles and to allow students the opportunity to integrate occupational therapy theory and practice.
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October 2018
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