Purpose of the Pre-Occupational Therapy Seminar – POPT 300
The Pre-Occupational Therapy Seminar at Creighton University is offered to all students who are preparing to apply to a graduate program for occupational therapy. Students participate in POPT 300 in either their Junior or Senior year. Collecting all the elements necessary for a competitive application is the focus of this seminar.
Key Components of the Pre-Occupational Therapy Seminar
In addition to providing information and resources to prepare for an application to occupational therapy, POPT also encompasses programming and advising to assist students in deciding if this is the best path for them.
Pending the successful completion of the POPT 300 Seminar, certain considerations will be in place when a student applies to the Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. These considerations change with each new class of students.
POPT students are provided an online tool to track their occupational therapy school application materials with the Creighton Online Medical and Professional Application System (COMPAS) Journal. Students build their application materials through PHLC 200 and POPT 300. The COMPAS Journal is modeled after OTCAS, the national application service used by occupational therapy programs.
Practice Interviews and Workshops
Occupational therapy interviews are a critical part of the application process. Through POPT, students learn interviewing techniques and participate in feedback-driven practice interviews to prepare for their occupational therapy school interviews.
Professional Communication Seminar
Often the first contact that occupational therapy schools have with a student is the written word. POPT provides workshops for students to develop their personal statements and resumes for their applications to occupational therapy school.
From current occupational therapy students to occupational therapy school admissions professionals and experts in the field of healthcare, POPT gives students the chance to hear from and ask questions to a host of individuals that provide insight into the application process or what to expect in and out of occupational therapy school.
Clinical Shadowing Opportunities
Observing a professional in his or her place of work is critical for students to decide which direction to take in their professional careers. Through the POPT program, students can shadow occupational therapy professionals who can assist them in finding their passions and building their application portfolios.