Emerging Niches in Education

By Stephanie Yamkovenko

Note: In 2011, AOTA identified these topics as emerging niches in occupational therapy education. This page has been retained for historical information. Learn more about the 2011 Emerging Niche series here.

Learn more about all emerging niches here

To meet society’s occupational needs, occupational therapy practitioners need to respond to how society is changing and evolving. To help our members do that, AOTA has researched trends in the six broad areas of practice defined through the Centennial Vision process.

The following emerging niches consist of topics, conditions, populations, and more. To find out what is next in your practice area, and why, click and learn how to become a part of something new and exciting and—most importantly—that will continue the profession on the journey toward the Centennial Vision.

Emerging Niches in Education