Students are awarded the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree after the completion of 30 months of didactic and clinical courses. The program places an emphasis on clinical excellence with a strong theoretical basis so graduates will be prepared for state-of-the-art therapeutic practice. The faculty members are actively involved in maintaining high standards for the curriculum and value active learning strategies in all courses. The program curriculum is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.
Students participate in a variety of learning experiences from lectures, labs, clinical simulations, observations of clinical assessment and interventions, community visits and group discussions. Four Level I Fieldwork courses provide the students with over 150 hours of observational experiences. Two Level II Fieldwork courses allow the students to practice (6 months, full-time) under the direct supervision of licensed occupational therapists in hospital, school, clinic and community settings.
The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). For further information about the accreditation process contact:
American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-1220
Telephone: (301) 652-2682
Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy program are eligible to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Registered Occupational Therapist (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 certification examination or to attain state licensure.