Welcome to the School of Health Professions
Department of Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapists provide interventions to help people of all ages achieve independence in their lives. Graduates from our Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program have the skills to help individuals with disabilities succeed in activities at home, school, play, and in the community.

 

We have an exciting curriculum that is designed to provide the theoretical and clinical foundations needed for occupational therapy practice, in areas such as early childhood intervention, hand therapy, low vision, prehension development, sensory integration, psychosocial difficulties, and stroke rehabilitation.

 

With a strong commitment to clinical reasoning and clinical practice, our occupational therapy faculty members guide our MOT students into becoming highly qualified health care professionals.

 

Please look through our website, give us a call, or email us if you are interested in becoming part of a health profession that is in high demand and that is flexible and rewarding.


Sincerely,

Karin J. Barnes

 

Karin J. Barnes, Ph.D., OTR
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Occupational Therapy
barnesk@uthscsa.edu

 

 

Accreditation

 

The Occupational Therapy Program at University of Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association ACOTE.
c/o Accreditation Department American
Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA)
Website: American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

 

Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR®). Certification is necessary for licensure in most states.
Please note: A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT examination and or attain a state license.

 

NATIONAL BOARD OF CERTIFICATION IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Program results from the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at:
Accredited Occupational Therapy Educational Programs Performance Data on the NBCOT®

 

GRADUATION RATE

The total number of graduates from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Master of Occupational Therapy Program during the 3-year period of 2012-2014 was 127 with an overall graduation rate of 91%.


Graduation Year Student Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate

2012

32/29

91%

2013

34/33

97%

2014

74/65 (May & December)

88%

Total

140/127

91%