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Occupational Therapy (OT)

Professional Programs

Our accredited Occupational Therapy (OT) programs give you the necessary knowledge and skills to make an impact in a variety of settings. We offer three occupational therapy programs:

  1. An accelerated pathway to the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT), providing you with a BS in Health Sciences and a DrOT in 6 years.
  2. A Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfied all prerequisite courses
  3. A Post-Baccalaureate Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfied all prerequisite courses

In each of our programs, you’ll build a strong foundation in the core and social sciences, learn how to work effectively with clients, and examine how disease and disability affect the way people think, feel, and live. Actively apply your skills in both the classroom and the field as you prepare for a rewarding career.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. We’re one of only a handful of universities in the country to offer an accelerated pathway to the clinical Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) for students entering directly from high school.
  2. Pass rate on the NBCOT certification exam is exceptional—100% first year pass rate for our DrOT, 97.8% first year pass rate for MOT since 2014.
  3. Research projects, as well as your clinical practice, are aligned with your interests. 
  4. Gain hands-on experience working in the field beginning in the first semester of the professional program.
  5. You’ll take six intervention courses rather than the typical two or three offered by other occupational therapy programs.
  6. You'll have the opportunity to publish your research, and get involved in grant-funded projects with noted professors —resulting in collaborations and presentations at local, state, and national conferences. 
  7. We embrace a vision of community service and student leadership. You'll have the opportunity to engage in international service learning projects with other health care professionals.  
  8. You'll engage in unique inter-professional education experiences, in person and virtually, with both internal and external partners.


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


PLEASE NOTE: A felony conviction may delay or prohibit certification through NBCOT and could prevent state licensure. For more information, refer to

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