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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
|Tuition||Credits for graduation||Time to Complete|
Academic Year 2017-2018
|74 credit hours||2.5 Years|
Occupational therapists provide clients of all ages with therapeutic services to promote health, well-being and quality of life. Employment for Occupational Therapists is expected to grow as the population ages, and physical capability and general wellness concerns continue to inform quality healthcare. You will learn to evaluate, integrate and apply the principles of occupational therapy, gaining the skills needed to pursue this career.
Gain intellectual and practical skills that will enable you to critically analyze a client’s needs, problem-solve, and develop appropriate interventions.
- Prepare to take the certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT); Upon passing the NBCOT, you will be qualified as an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR) and be able to apply for licensure through the Allied Board of Health in their specific state
- Learning outcomes for the specific courses are established according to national occupational therapy education guidelines.
You will engage in rigorous scholarship both inside the classroom and in applied field settings. The program follows an established sequence of courses which progress from a theoretical framework to specific assessment and intervention, to critical analysis and application and culminating in a full-time field experience.
- Human Occupation
- Occupational Therapy Practice in Psychosocial Dysfunction/Lab
- Assistive Technology
Required Field Experience allows you to apply classroom learning in a clinical setting. It enables you to develop your skills, learn from professionals already working in the field, and build your professional network.
The MSOT is designed for students from a wide variety of backgrounds who have an interest in the field. Please note: the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program admits for the spring semester only. Regis accepts applications solely through the Centralized Application System for Occupational Therapy (OTCAS) portal: https://portal.otcas.org/. Application requirements:
Application Deadlines for Spring 2018
Early Action Deadline: Monday, May 15, 2017
Regular Action Deadline: Monday, September 18, 2017
Rolling admission cycle after Regular Action deadline, contingent upon seat availability.
- Completed application form and official transcripts
- A grade of B- or better in all prerequisites
- GRE score
- Personal statement; Resume; Two letters of Recommendation
- Interview with the Program Director is required
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Pre-Accreditation Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Once accreditation of the program has been obtained, its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.