The Department of Occupational Therapy is part of the only free-standing faculty of its kind in North America. Housed in historic Corbett Hall in Edmonton, the Department of Occupational Therapy is recognized for its strong, positive learning environment, innovative curriculum, internationally recognized researchers and award-winning professors.

The teaching of occupational therapy at the University of Alberta began in 1960, with the first occupational therapy graduate students admitted in 1986. Today, our Department is ranked as one of the top occupational therapy schools in Canada, and students have a choice of studying at either the Edmonton or Calgary campus.

The Department of Occupational Therapy, at the University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 and 7 territories, and respects the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.