Join an immersive and energized OT communityAre you ready to make a difference? Become part of a tight-knit community of engaged faculty and students sharing ideas and knowledge. At USAHS, we’re on a mission to develop outstanding occupational therapy (OT) practitioners and leaders to enter this growing field and positively impact patient lives.
Our MOT and OTD Programs
Help People as a Clinician
Two-year Residential MOTOur Residential MOT path typically takes only two years to complete, which is two fewer trimesters than the Residential OTD.*
Launch your career soonerOur MOT is a great-value program, putting you in position to launch your career, start earning money, and start making a difference sooner.
Become a clinicianAs an OT clinician, you can help people of all ages overcome physical and cognitive barriers and improve their quality of life.
Make an Impact in Expanded Roles
The Future of OTBecause many MOT programs are shifting to the OTD (28% of accredited MOT programs in 2018),** earning an OTD positions you to be more competitive in the OT job market.
More open doorsThe OTD is helpful for those who seek roles in practice leadership, on boards of occupational therapy associations, in patient advocacy, and in research.
More in-depth knowledgeIn the Residential OTD program’s additional two trimesters of study beyond the Residential MOT, you will gain extra knowledge and skills in emerging practice areas and learn about leadership, advocacy, and policymaking.
Occupational Therapy Programs
ResidentialIf you want a more traditional, on‑campus student experience, choose the Residential option. Courses and labs are taught during the week, with some online lectures and coursework.
On‑campus, weekday classes blended with online lectures and coursework. The Residential path requires a full-time commitment.
Lives near campus and attends school full-time
FlexIf you are working, have other obligations, or live a distance from campus, the Flex option was designed with you in mind. With Flex, students meet on campus for clinical labs over select weekends each month.
Online courses with on‑campus clinical labs held on alternating weekends. The Flex path also requires a full-time commitment.
Lives near campus or travels to campus on weekends
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**American Association of Occupational Therapy, “Academic Programs Annual Data Report Academic Year 2017–2018,” 2018, p. 3.
***USAHS data as of Nov. 2020.