How long is OT school?

How long is OT school? If you're thinking about becoming an occupational therapist, you should find out what educational options you have available.

Occupational therapy is a great career option

There are a lot of great reasons to become an occupational therapist (OT). First of all, you get to be active at work. Secondly, you get to help people make improvements to their health. Also, you get to continue to learn while on the job. In addition to helping people and learning, the job outlook for occupational therapists is great. The median salary is around $84,950 per year. Ultimately, the type of work plus the compensation make becoming an occupational therapist appealing for many people.

Are you comfortable with what an occupational therapist actually does? If it sounds like a good fit for you, you should consider the next steps for your education.

How long is OT school?

The answer to this question depends on your background. Concordia University’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy program offers a few different options for you.

If you have a bachelor’s degree:

You can follow our post-baccalaureate route. If you have pre-requisites, this program takes 2.5 years. What if you don’t have the pre-requisite courses? You can talk to an Admissions counselor about your options.

If you’re an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA):

Check out our OTA Bridge program. If you’re a COTA and want to further your education, this program is for you. Do you have a bachelor’s degree? If so, you can expect this program to take 3 years. What if you don’t have your bachelor’s degree? You can expect the program to take 4 years.

If you don’t have a bachelor’s degree:

Concordia University offers a variety of options for you. You can follow the accelerated path and finish the bachelor’s and master’s program in 4.5 years.


What OT school option is right for you?

Without a doubt, becoming a Doctor of Occupational Therapy will require a significant time investment. That’s why it’s important to think about what your options are and find out what matches with your personal and career goals.

Do you want to know more?

If you’re thinking about becoming a Doctor of Occupational Therapy, connect with us here! Whatever your next step is, having the right information will help you take it with confidence.


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