Occupational therapists provide services to individuals of all ages who have physical, developmental, emotional and/or social deficits. Because of these conditions, individuals need specialized assistance in learning functional skills which enable them to live independent, productive and satisfying lives. This degree program utilizes state-of-the-art campus facilities with innovative technology to deliver a student-centered curriculum.
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|Full-Time MOT||Flex MOT|
|Local Students/ Relocation||Distance with travel|
|6 trimesters||9 trimesters|
|Sept, Jan, & May start dates||Sept & Jan start dates|
|2 years||3 years|
|Degree earned: MOT||Degree earned: MOT|
What is Occupational Therapy?
An occupational therapist selects therapeutic procedures that are meaningful to the individual receiving treatment and are designed to achieve improved functional outcomes. For example:
- A premature infant who needs feeding reflexes stimulated
- An 8-year-old child who has trouble coordinating handwriting
- An individual who has had a stroke, has the use of only one hand, and needs help to be independent with daily activities
- The elderly person who wants to remain at home but needs her kitchen adapted so meals can be prepared safely and independently
- Adapting the work environment to help someone maintain his/her job
Occupational Therapists practice in public and private schools, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, hand therapy clinics, home health agencies, and in private practice.
The mission of the University’s MOT program is to graduate a diverse population of practitioners who have the skills necessary to analyze human occupation and to implement science-driven and evidence-based interventions that promote quality of life for the clients whom they serve. The graduates will contribute to their profession and to a global society through their competence, ethical standards and professionalism.