About the Program

OT Students

I am delighted to introduce you to the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto. Our vibrant program is an exciting place to learn and practice the knowledge and skills of the profession of occupational therapy and will lead to an MScOT. Our core and clinical faculty members provide dynamic, evidence-based and comprehensive instruction and mentorship in occupational science and occupational therapy throughout the two year professional program. We offer a huge range of fieldwork placements in leading acute, rehabilitation and long term care facilities, and in established and innovative community settings. Many of our students also arrange for national and international fieldwork placements.

Beginning September 2018, we are expanding our program to the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). The expansion will allow the MScOT program to increase the number of available spots from 90 to 130, which will meet the growing demand for space in our program, and for occupational therapists practicing in Ontario, particularly as we face population growth in the Peel Region.

Our dedicated team of staff members supports students throughout their program. Our world class library system and information technologies enhance students’ learning. In addition to these assets, one of the most valuable components of our program is the way that our first and second year students are thoroughly engaged in the curriculum in ways that mirror the demands of professional and interprofessional practices.

The Department is part of the School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Medicine. At the St. George campus, we share 500 University Avenue with the Departments of Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology, and with the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, which offers doctoral stream training at both the MSc and PhD levels.  At the Mississauga campus, we will be located in the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex, sharing space with the Mississauga Academy of Medicine

I invite you to explore this website to learn more about our educational program and our research, our clinical community and our faculty and staff.

All the best in your deliberations, and we look forward to your application.

Susan Rappolt, PhD, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Associate Professor and Chair