The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) curriculum is comprised of six semesters over a two-year period. There are three full length 16-week semesters within each year of the program.
Students learn via a broad mix of instructional approaches including traditional lecture/discussion formats, group learning, community service, skills labs and community-based supervised fieldwork. Capstone projects include a student portfolio project and a systematic review project. Multiple opportunities exist for the student to prepare and present in-class and public evidence of learning which builds competence and confidence.
Students must complete all semesters and the level II fieldwork placement which includes two separate 12-week sessions of level II fieldwork placements within 24 months of completion of the course work. Students must demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors throughout the curriculum including all field experiences and fieldwork placements. Additionally, students must demonstrate ability to fulfill the essential functions of the occupational therapy student and practitioner.
Upon successful completion of all course work and fieldwork assignments, the student will be awarded a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT), and will then be qualified to sit for the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT).
Requirements to practice in the United States as an occupational therapist includes passing the NBCOT examination and meeting the practice requirements of the state or jurisdiction within which the student intends to practice.