Occupational Therapy Students
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Welcome Occupational Therapy Students

Check out our Student Group page where you are free to post in a community. Visit the forum and feel free to start a new topic.

Chatham Students have posted an April challenge on Facebook! You can find it here. 

Thank you to all who joined Us for our Student Networking Events

  2020/2021 Student Scholarship Applications are open. 

Application Deadline is May 15th

Visit our Student Scholarship Page

POTA strives to support our occupational therapy students and to ensure that they have opportunities in the Commonwealth!


Students have important roles to fulfill as future occupational therapists, with passion, energy, and dedication to advocate tirelessly for our profession and high quality, evidence-based best practice.

Explore all that POTA membership has to offer, such as scholarships, educational resources, networking opportunities, and more!

Are you a student POTA member and want to post a research project or survey? Click here.  We offer this as a member benefit and welcome your submissions.


Opportunities for POTA Student Members


Research Projects and Surveys

Wanting to post a research project or survey?  We offer this as a member benefit and welcome your submissions here.


Educational Programs

District Activities

Local districts offer a variety of programs throughout the year, with presenters from within and beyond the occupational therapy profession. Student members are encouraged to attend local district events. Check your district's page or the Calendar of Events to see what's planned.

Annual Conference

Our premier educational program, the Annual Conference, is held in the fall each year. Consider how you can be a part of this event. Perhaps you and other students collaborate with a faculty member in your program to present a poster or workshop at the conference.CLICK HERE for Conference information and be sure to submit your proposal for consideration in the fall conference program.


Fieldwork Resources

Guidelines and forms are available from the American Occupational Therapy Association


Leadership Development

Student Member Position on POTA Board of Directors

Here is an excellent leadership and service opportunity for a student in POTA to represent student issues, participate in meetings and assist through an advisory role to the Board. Contact the POTA President at president@pota.org for more information.

Information is posted on the discussion Forum in the POTA members-only students section. Review the Position Description. The nomination packet should include a:

1. statement from the POTA student member, indicating:

  • his/her interest in the position and willingness to serve (including whether for 1 or 2 year term);
  • what he/she can bring to the position;
  • what he/she hopes to gain from the experience.

2. letter of support from the Program Director or occupational therapy faculty member.

Annual Leadership Workshop - Save the date!

This is a unique opportunity for recent graduates and new practitioners to develop their leadership skills. Plan to attend this interactive, provocative and fun program on Thursday before our Annual Conference. Be sure to register as space is limited! Click on our Calendar of Events and reserve your space once registration is open


BrOT is a student-formed organization whose mission is to promote gender and cultural diversity within occupational therapy, while ensuring the creation of a widely recognized and powerful profession. This group plans to achieve their goal by utilizing a bold image to aggressively market OT to undergraduate and high school students.


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