Occupational therapists develop individual and group programs with people affected by illness, injury, developmental disorders, emotional or psychological problems and ageing to maintain, restore or increase their ability to care for themselves and to engage in work, school or leisure. They also develop and implement health promotion programs with individuals, community groups and employers. They are employed in health care facilities, in schools, and by private and social services agencies, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)
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Visit U of M's faculty and department homepage to learn about program application deadlines and processes, as well as additional in-house resources and opportunities. Ergonomics may be pursued with either a Bachelor of Kinesiology or a Master of Occupational Therapy depending on the work environment desired.
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Date modified: October 17, 2018