Post-Baccalaureate Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

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 2½ years of full time study.

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 94 hours of coursework. Graduates from the MOT program are qualified to sit for the National Certification Exam for Occupational Therapists.


The following is a typical curriculum for post-baccalaureate Master of Occupational Therapy students entering University of the Sciences in Summer 2018; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.


Overview of Occupational Therapy Practice

First Year

Human Development and Performance
Movement Analysis
Introduction to Clinical Skills
Clinical Medicine
Theories of Occupational Therapy
Fieldwork Level Ia: Application of Clinical Skills
Human Occupation: Concepts and Practices
Evaluation and Assessment in Occupational Therapy
Clinical Application of Teaching and Learning
Fieldwork Level I: Clinical Experience
Therapeutics Groups
Introduction of Applied Research


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

Second Year

Occupational Therapy Elective/ Independent Study (elective courses may be taken during the fall, spring, summer or following  fall session; 6 credits)
Clinical Management and Supervision
Fieldwork Level Id: Clinical Fieldwork
Occupational Therapy Interventions II: Developmental Issues
Occupational Therapy Interventions III: Psychosocial Issues
Applied Research II
Occupational Therapy: Past, Present, and Future
Occupational Therapy Interventions VI: Cognitive Issues
Occupational Therapy Interventions V: Rehabilitation Approaches
Occupational Therapy Interventions VI: Assistive Technology
Fieldwork Level Ib: Community Service Learning


Evidence-Based Decision Making and the Fieldwork Experience
Fieldwork Level IIa

Third Year

Clinical Reasoning and Professional Development
Fieldwork Level IIb

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


Admission Office


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Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495


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