MSc OT


Master of Science (Occupational Therapy) Program


The Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy (MSc(OT)) is a full-time 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.

What is OT?   Professional Framework   Educational Framework

Occupational Therapy is a profession that uses the art and science of occupation to optimize people’s occupational performance and engagement in the areas of self-care, productivity, and leisure. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to enable occupation and to promote, maintain, or restore occupational health and well-being

  We value a community approach to health and health care that is characterized by responsiveness to the health needs of the population and by a sense of shared responsibility among all involved. We believe that individuals should have the right to participate in decisions about their own health. We also believe that health professionals must work in collaboration with one another, consumers, communities, and populations to develop health policy and to provide a system of accessible, effective and efficient health care that promotes health and provides a continuum of services within institutions and communities. Learn More…



The conceptual framework of education espoused by the MSc (OT) Program is based on adult learning theory and principles of self-directed, problem-based learning. Embedded in this framework is an educational philosophy of lifelong learning that faculty and students alike believe in and value. Learn More…

The OT Class of 2015 met to brainstorm indicators of professionalism and self-directed learning...click here to view what they had to say!