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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT)

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational Therapy is a dynamic and expanding profession. Occupational therapists work in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, in community settings (i.e. home, school, workplace) and with clients who are unable to fully participate in their daily activities due to physical, emotional, or cognitive impairments. They assist these individuals to engage in those activities which have meaning and enhance the quality of their lives and to become full participants in their communities.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) in the Faculty of Health Sciences is an entry-to-practice professional master's program of academic courses and fieldwork placements. The program takes two full years of full-time study.


In order to practise as an occupational therapist in Canada, you must be registered by a provincial regulatory body. The practice of occupational therapy is regulated in Ontario by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). Graduating therapists are required to successfully complete a national examination through the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) before they can be registered.