Student Membership Works!


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You’ve chosen a meaningful and exciting career in occupational therapy. Every class, exam, and fieldwork assignment you experience is an important step toward success.

Take another giant step toward your future and join AOTA now! Add the nuts and bolts of real-world occupational therapy to your education. Student members get the same great benefits as every other AOTA member and one more—substantial savings on dues and more!

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Best deals of up to 30% off on some of the most essential textbooks. Check out the AOTA Online Store to see how much savings you get as a member. You can also save on AOTA's Annual Conference & Expo registration and more!


Free subscription to American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT), the most highly cited OT research journal and your treasure chest for study. AJOT Online on HighWire provides you with searchable content, reference linking, and multiple journal resources.

Financial Aid

Scholarship opportunities from AOTA and the American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) are available for qualified students. Online financial aid tips and resources can help you finance your education.

Fieldwork Prep

Free online subscription to OT Practice magazine can help prepare you for fieldwork and transiĀ­tion into practice. You can also access Special Interest Section SIS Quarterly Practice Connections on the AOTA Web site and evidence-based resources.

Job Search

Free access to OTJobLink with job openings that help you find the “right fit” job and tools to post your résumé at its best and be ready for interviews. Listing AOTA membership on your résumé will make a difference.

Career Protection

Advocacy on Capitol Hill protects the role of occupational therapy in the midst of health care changes. You can participate in Capitol Hill Day and stand up with AOTA to guard your future. Go to AOTA's Legislative Action Center and take part today!

Student-Only Event

Students are recognized each year at the AOTA/NBCOT National Student Conclave. When you attend, you can network with peers and leaders and get insight into critical topics such as NBCOT certification, landing your first job, and clinical practice.


Leadership opportunities in the Assembly of Student Delegates (ASD) and the Emerging Leaders Program can give you experience, help you build your résumé, advance your career, and prepare you to lead the way for others to the Centennial Vision.


Students have many opportunities to network with and learn from AOTA leaders, educators, researchers, experienced OTs and OTAs, and fellow students.

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