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Post-Baccalaureate Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The application deadline for the MOT post-baccalaureate admission option have been extended to March 15, 2022.

More information about how to apply.

Our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program remains an excellent option if you are seeking a career in occupational therapy. If you’ve already received a bachelor’s degree and have taken our prerequisite courses, you can complete the program in just 2 years of study plus a fieldwork component.

If you have a background in sociology, psychology or other related fields, you can broaden your options with a professional occupational therapy degree from University of the Sciences. You attend class full-time and must complete 89 credits of coursework. Graduates from the MOT program are qualified to sit for the National Certification Exam for Occupational Therapists.

Traditionally courses in the post-baccalaureate MOT program are on-site, with two classes provided online. However, due to COVID-19, classes will be delivered in a mixture of online and in-person formats for the 2020-2021 academic year. The in-person portion of laboratory courses will be focused on those skills requiring a hands-on approach

Students are required to complete two level II fieldwork courses for a total of 24 full-time equivalent weeks off-site in the community after didactic coursework is completed.

It is required that students have internet access and satisfactory computer skills to complete course requirements. Assignments may include on-line work, presentation formats, researching the literature, and sending files electronically. Communication with instructors is done via email or internet meetings. 

To assist with online learning throughout the program, all new incoming MOT students are required to complete the specified orientation course to the University’s learning management system.


The following is a typical curriculum for post-baccalaureate Master of Occupational Therapy students entering University of the Sciences in Summer 2021; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Summer (begins late May)

Overview of Occupational Therapy Practice


Level I Experiences Seminar
Human Development and Performance
Movement Analysis
Introduction to Applied Clinical Skills
Human Occupation: Concepts and Practice
Theories of Occupational Therapy
Introduction to Applied Research Methods
Clinical Medicine
Evaluation and Assessment in Occupational Therapy
Therapeutic Groups
OT Past, Present, and Future
Fieldwork Level I: Clinical Experience

Second Year


Occupational Therapy Interventions I: Contextual Approaches
Fieldwork Level 1: Community Client


Clinical Management and Supervision
Occupational Therapy Interventions II: Developmental Issues
Occupational Therapy Interventions III: Psychosocial Issues
Evidence Based Practice
Occupational Therapy Interventions IV: Cognitive Issues
Occupational Therapy Interventions V: Rehabilitation Approaches
Occupational Therapy Interventions VI: Assistive Technology
Occupational Therapy Elective/ Independent Study Courses
Fieldwork Level I: Clinical Fieldwork
Fieldwork Level I: Community Service Learning

Third Year

Fieldwork Level IIa
Fieldwork Level IIb

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the occupational therapy curriculum, see the University catalog.


Admission Office

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 130

Mailing Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495


888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810