MSc Occupational Therapy

OT Program Annual Admissions Information Session

In Person Information Session
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: IAHS Rm 143

Webinar Information Session
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
8:00 – 9:30 PM
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The Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy is a two year course-based Master’s degree. The mission of the MSc (Occupational Therapy) Program is to prepare graduates with requisite knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours to practice as entry-level occupational therapists in a range of institutional and community settings throughout Canada and the international community. Students will achieve an understanding of the influence of family, society, culture and physical environment as they explore the concepts of occupation and health across the lifespan within the context of client-centered practice. Graduates will be prepared to function as independent practitioners, as members of interdisciplinary teams, as critical consumers of research, as agents of change, as leaders in their profession, and as lifelong self-directed learners. The mission is grounded in professional and educational frameworks, which also serve to shape the Program goals and provide the foundation for the curriculum design.

McMaster’s Occupational Therapy program offers many more clinical placements than that of other occupational therapy programs in Canada, and as a result, you get more clinical exposure to various environments. If you are interested in pediatric occupational therapy, McMaster offers the best exposure to this area of practice with faculty members that include clinicians and researchers known world wide!

--Justine, Occupational Therapy

The Northern Studies Stream (NSS) program was identified in the 1998 report of the Academic Credentialing Committee of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists as one of the seven greatest strengths of the McMaster Occupational Therapy program: “The Northern Studies Stream, offered in collaboration with Lakehead University, is a remarkable resource for students who benefit directly from a period of study in the Thunder Bay region”. Learn more information about this unique part of the OT/PT program…