The program will provide participants interested in an occupational therapy career a chance to actively explore the profession through engaging and interactive learning.
The online, five-day Pre-Occupational Therapy Program (PrOT) at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, will provide participants interested in an occupational therapy career a chance to immersively explore the profession through a diverse range of voices and experiences.
Students will learn about the broad scope of occupational therapy—what occupational therapists do, where they work, and populations they serve. Additionally, participants will learn about innovative and emerging occupational therapy practice areas that meet diverse and real-world needs for participation in daily life to support health and well-being. Interactive and hands-on learning will enhance the understanding of the meaningful work of occupational therapy professionals. Participants will be able to reflectively consider a variety of occupational therapy career paths, educational options, and what is needed for a competitive application. Students will also learn tools to support their own wellness in educational contexts.
2021 Program Dates:
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An online application form is required that contains questions about your personal and educational background. Additional requirements (below) can be submitted along with your online application or separately:
The Admissions Committee is made up of faculty and staff who will thoroughly and conscientiously review each application.
The program is designed for motivated undergraduate students or high school seniors interested in applying to occupational therapy programs in the future. Eligible applicants include:
There is a $20 application fee. Participants are responsible for having a personal computer with broadband Internet access.
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Were you in the PrOT program last summer? For some of those who already participated in PrOT last summer, we would love to see you again in a new capacity. The ambassadors will volunteer their time to support KGI’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) Founding Program Director and OTD faculty. PrOT Student Ambassadors will have the opportunity to share their experiences of preparing for and applying to occupational therapy graduate programs. The ambassadors will help facilitate community building and networking among Summer 2021 PrOT participants.
Interested in Grad School? Learn About KGI’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program