Prospective Students

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We offer a broad range of programs and collaborate with other departments to create bespoke research and professional development opportunities.

Our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is our entry-level program for students to train to become occupational therapists.

We are an established research-led department, with many of our faculty working as leaders in their fields. We offer MSc and PhD programs as part of our graduate research.

Professional development is key for anyone in healthcare. Whether you are working in rehabilitation or as part of a team in primary health care, you can continue to study, strengthen your practice, and enrich your career.

Our Programs


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Want to become an occupational therapist? This is our flagship training program.

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Looking to take your research further? Work with our expert faculty.

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Continue your professional development with our online Masters (MRSc) or Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation.

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Lead the change to patient-centered care with our part-time program. Develop collaborative strategies and interprofessional teams.

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Why choose UBC?

UBC is a world-class university, and continues to place among the best universities in Canada. The Faculty of Medicine appears in the top 30 in the world, and we are pleased to provide the only occupational therapy education in British Columbia.

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Aman Rangi, MOT graduate.

Student Stories: MOT Program

Meet Aman, a 2018 Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) graduate, who shares more about how his experience led him to pursue occupational therapy and the advice he offers for prospective occupational therapy students.

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Jen Edgecombe, a MRSc graduate.

Student Stories: MRSc Program

Jen graduated from our online Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) program. See how she balanced study with a full time job and how she found completing her projects and research in an online environment.

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