School of Health Sciences

Frequently Asked Questions



Who should become an Occupational Therapist?

The person who aspires to become an occupational therapist can come from any background. The OT Program of the College of Science at Cleveland State University seeks diversity as an essential learning tool. To be successful, the prospective student needs to:

  • Earn good grades
  • Have strong communication and personal interaction skills
  • Love to learn
  • Take responsibility for her/his own learning
  • Genuinely like people
  • Use time wisely
  • Manage stress effectively.
  • Prefer a creative approach to working with people
  • Enjoy challenging courses, especially the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Have a strong interest in a person's ability to engage in everyday activities.