University of Southern California
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Redesigning Lives Globally
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What Kind of OT Would You Be?

As an occupational therapist, there are a variety of different areas in which you can practice. The core curriculum of the Master's programs at USC prepares you as a general practitioner of occupational therapy, and the elective opportunities allow you to specialize in one of the six core practice areas of the profession: 1) Children and Youth, 2) Health and Wellness (Life Design), 3) Mental Health, 4) Work and Industry, 5) Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability, or 6) Productive Aging. This brief quiz was developed to give you an idea of which specialty area in occupational therapy might be right for you!

*Please note that this quiz was developed for recreational purposes and should not be considered the definitive resource for your career research.

1. On a weeknight, you might find me:

2. My friends say that one of my best qualities is:

3. My idea of a great day includes:

4. In my dream job, I'd love to:

5. The class topic that sounds most interesting to me is:

6. In a past life, I think I was probably:

7. If I moved into a new apartment, the first thing I would do is:

8. My favorite pastime as a child was:

9. My favorite life motto is:

10. When I'm stressed out, I like to:

11. My idea of an adventure is:

12. My favorite movie is:

13. If I were an animal, I would probably be:

14. When I plan a vacation, I always consider including:

15. I would be most likely to invent: