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Department of Occupational Therapy
We strive to impart the leading-edge knowledge and skills that make a meaningful impact on patient care. Through innovative teaching, we prepare you to work in a variety of medical and community settings and become a leader in this flourishing field.
We understand that different students have different goals and work on different timelines. That’s why we offer three different Occupational Therapy (OT) programs.
Enter as a college freshman and earn a BS in health sciences and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) in a period of 6 years of study..
A pathway for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfied all prerequisite courses to earn a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) in a period of 3 years of full-time study.
A pathway for those who have already earned a bachelor's degree and satisfied all prerequisite courses, to earn a Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree in just 2 years of study, and a fieldwork component.
Both the Master of Occupational Therapy program (MOT) and the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
More information can be obtained at:
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
USciences’ new graduate performance data on the NBCOT national certification examination for the last 5 years is available at: https://www.nbcot.org/en/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance.
- OT Alumna Pursues Passions in Geriatric, Non-Traditional Care
April 19, 2021
When looking to pursue her degree in Occupational Therapy (OT), USciences caught the attention of alumna Christine Repp, OTR/L, HS'00, MOT'00.
- James M. Hoffman to Speak at Bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony
April 15, 2021
James M. Hoffman, P'00, PharmD'01, will address the graduates at the 9th Annual Bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony on Friday, May 21, 2021.
- Cohort of Physician Assistant Students Finds Success in Virtual Labs, Classrooms
March 15, 2021
While some programs at USciences had to undergo extensive adaptations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Samson College's Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) welcomed students to campus one day per week for in-person lab work.
- PT Research Adapts to Provide Safe Patient Care During the Pandemic
March 15, 2021
In Samson College's Department of Physical Therapy, Greg Thielman and Margie Roos found a creative solution to give their students clinical research experience while complying with COVID-19 guidelines.
- USciences Celebrates Bicentennial Founders' Day
February 23, 2021
The USciences community came together to honor its rich history on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, in a virtual ceremony to mark the Bicentennial Founding of the University.
Wendy E. Walsh, PhD, OTR/L
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