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Occupational Therapy Professional Programs
Our OT programs give you the necessary knowledge and skills to make an impact in a variety of patient and client settings. We offer three occupational therapy programs:
- An accelerated pathway to the DrOT, providing you with a BS in Health Sciences after 3½ years and a DrOT after an additional 2½ years
- A Post-Baccalaureate DrOT for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree and satisfied all prerequisite courses
- A Post-Baccalaureate Masters in 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 patients, 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?
- We’re one of only a handful of universities in the country to offer an accelerated
pathway to the clinical DrOT for students entering directly from high school.
- Our accelerated DrOT program prepares you for general practice and offers two specializations—community-based practice and leadership—allowing you to hone your studies for your future plans.
- Align your final year’s research or project, as well as your clinical practice, with your specialized track.
- Gain hands-on experience working in the field at least one day per week starting in
your third year.
- You’ll take six intervention courses rather than the typical two or three offered
by other occupational therapy programs.
- Get involved in grant-funded projects with noted professors —resulting in collaborations at national and regional conferences.
- We embrace a vision of community service and student leadership.
- You’ll complete two three-month clinical internships working with patients of all ages.
- In the DrOT program you’ll also complete a minimum of 640 hours in a specialty area.
Both the Master in Occupational Therapy program (MOT) and the Accelerated Pathway and Post-Baccalaureate clinical Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (DrOT) options are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). 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)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-6611 extension 2914
PLEASE NOTE: A felony conviction may delay or prohibit certification through NBCOT and could prevent state licensure. For more information, refer to www.nbcot.org.
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Occupational Therapy Student Overcomes Obstacles to Receive His Degree
October 10, 2017
Christopher Lee ESWT'10, MOT'17, faced a different set of challenges than most students in pursuit of his degree.
USciences' NIH Visit Focuses on Expanding Interprofessional Research Opportunities
July 18, 2017
In an effort to build relationships and learn about how to better qualify for federal grant funding, a group of University of the Sciences faculty and staff traveled to the Bethesda, Md., headquarters of the National Institutes of Health.
USciences OT Student Project Improves Penn Transit Shuttle Service for Campus
March 06, 2017
Three USciences OT students use class project for improving the accessibility, convenience, and safety of the Penn Transit Shuttle stop on campus.
Occupational Therapy Student Puts a Sophisticated Twist on the Traditional Soup Kitchen
February 27, 2017
Jessica Stull MOT'18 gives her time as volunteer coordinator at Hope Cafe, a restaurant-style soup kitchen in Chester, Pa.
USciences OT Students Visit The Quadrangle for Intergenerational Training
January 31, 2017
Eighteen USciences students visited The Quadrangle to practice and receive critique on their bedside manner and conversational techniques.
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