University of British Columbia

Faculty of Medicine

Occupational Therapy


Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

170-6371 Crescent Road

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2






Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Occupational Therapy is a health-care profession dedicated to assisting individuals (and their families) to participate in and engage in the occupation of daily life. Occupational therapists provide specialized rehabilitation services to maintain, restore or improve the ability of children and adults to perform the occupations of daily life, which may be impaired as a result of illness, injury, congenital or acquired disabilities, or social disadvantage. Occupational therapists focus on adapting the environment or improving the person's skills, thereby improving overall health and quality of life. The MOT program is a two-year professional master's degree program. The curriculum follows five themes: Theory and Practice Health, Illness and Occupation Skills for Practice Evidence for Practice Professional Practice Five fieldwork placements of 5-7 weeks each are included in the program. The MOT program at UBC is currently the only Occupational Therapy program in Canada to offer designated seats for international students. In addition to the 48 domestic seats offered annually, the MOT program can accommodate up to 8 international students per year.


Public Canadian University

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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