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Occupational Therapy

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The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies program offers a stimulating and challenging curriculum that blends professional coursework with a traditional liberal arts education. Students begin by learning the philosophy and founding principles of occupational therapy along with acquiring a thorough understanding of biological, psychological, and social aspects of human beings. In upper division coursework, students learn to apply this knowledge and to develop occupational therapy clinical reasoning skills for evaluation of and intervention with persons across the lifespan.

 

Between the junior and senior years, students with good academic standing are eligible to apply for admittance to the Master of Occupational Therapy Program. Acceptance and completion of the undergraduate program in occupational studies does not guarantee admission into the Master of Occupational Therapy Program. All students applying for conditional graduate standing in the MOT Program need to have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in OT prerequisite and major courses.

 

Only graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program are eligible to sit for the national examination administered by National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. A passing score on this examination allows the graduate to apply for a license to practice that is required by most states within the United States, including Massachusetts. In 2013, 100 percent of our OT program graduates who took the exam passed. For further information regarding certification contact: NBCOT; 800 Frederick Avenue, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20877-4150; (301) 990-7979; www.nbcot.org.

The combined Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies and Master of Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.  For further information regarding accreditation contact:

ACOTE; c/o Accreditation Department,
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA),
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, Maryland, 20814-3449
(301) 652-2682
www.acoteonline.org.


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Margaret D. Hart, Professor, Ph.D., OTR/L 
Margaret.Hart@worcester.edu

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