Essay On Occupational Therapist

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Career Path Profile
The career path that I am going to pursue in the field of Exercise Science is Occupational Therapy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Occupational Therapists treat injured, ill or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. This specific type of therapy began to slowly surface around the 17000’s. This was during the time where mentally ill were treated horribly and were dangerous to civilization. Two men, William Tuke and Phillipe Pinel began to change the way mentally ill people were treated. Based on the article, The History of Occupational Therapy, Pinel and Tuke began what was called “Moral Treatment and Occupation” to treat the mentally ill. Later
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Next I would need to pass the National board for certification in occupational therapy (NBCOT) exam with at least 450. To become an occupational therapist requires a lot of training, however two of the most important training that I would have to pass are the CPR and the BCL’S training. The exercise science will obligate you to have internships with sport teams and some programs even offers internships abroad. The NBCOT allows therapist to use the title of occupational Therapist. You’ll also need to take some classes in order to maintain your …show more content…
I enjoy meeting new people. Whatever they could be going through, I could give a word of advice and help out, that is naturally what I like to do. The biggest challenge in the Exercise Science field would be the National Board of Certification in Occupational therapy exam. You have to pass in order to become a certified Occupational Therapist. Another challenge for me would be competing with other future therapist for limited amount of job openings. Since there are a few openings every year and an extensive number of people competing for the same

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