To occupational therapists, the term occupation refers to all activities a person wants and needs to participate in everyday – including self-care, leisure, and productivity. and groups to become more engaged and independent in the occupations of life.
The occupational therapy education program at the University of Manitoba in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences incorporates classroom education, self-directed learning, hands-on training, extensive research projects, and fieldwork education.
The University of Manitoba grants a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
To practice as an occupational therapist in Manitoba a person must be registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of MB (COTM) – www.cotm.ca COTM will confirm that any person wanting to practice in MB meets the necessary requirements. COTM also requires its members to maintain ongoing competence activities.
For more information on becoming an occupational therapist, visit the University of Manitoba, College of Rehabilitation Sciences website.