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Follow These 8 Steps to Become a COTA

Occupational therapy is an exciting and fast-growing field. The role of the Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, or COTA, is expanding as well. In fact, some estimates predict COTA positions are projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026 (BLS, 2019) with more positions opening up over the next 10 years. That means that there […]

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6 Tips to Get Your Occupational Therapy Observation Hours

You’ve probably already heard all about how intellectually challenging the coursework is for occupational therapy programs. The process of applying to occupational therapy school can be just as challenging but in a different way, especially when you’re trying to obtain your occupational therapy observation hours required for your application. In most cases, there are plenty […]

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OT School Interview Questions & Prep Tips

Preparing for Your OT School Interview Occupational therapy programs are getting more and more competitive each year. Many programs will get hundreds or even thousands of first-round applicants. According to Indiana University’s Health Professions and Prelaw Center, most programs interview 2-3 times the number of open spaces they have. In other words, programs might interview 80-120 […]

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