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. Our goal is to prepare occupational therapists who will possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours to practice as entry-level practitioners in a complete range of institutional and community settings in either urban or rural locations throughout Canada or the international community. 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.

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. Imbedded in this framework is an educational philosophy of lifelong learning that faculty and students alike believe in and value. Learn More…