Occupational Therapy Program Application Process

An Occupational Therapy interview (with the Office of Admissions) is required.

Prospective Occupational Therapy majors are encouraged to explore the field of occupational therapy prior to applying to the program and before participating in the required Occupational Therapy admissions interview. Opportunities can be found at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s website.

Factors Considered

  • High School Class Rank and GPA
  • High School science grades
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Occupational Therapy (including field experience)


Occupational Therapy practitioners can be found in six broad areas of practice:

  • Children and Youth
  • Health and Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Productive Aging
  • Rehabilitation, Disability, and Participation
  • Work and Industry


Prospective Occupational Therapy majors can learn about these areas through a variety of methods, including:

  • Shadowing practitioners in different settings (hospitals, schools, private practice, hospice, community mental health facilities, nursing homes, veteran’s services, etc.)
  • Conducting research, either on-line or through a career specialist or guidance counselor
  • Reading about occupational therapists and/or their clients
  • Career exploration in allied health fields

For more information, please contact Paula Orenstein, coordinator of Occupational Therapy admission at orensteinp@etown.edu or (717) 361-1376.