School of Health Sciences Occupational Therapy

About Us


Dr. Cross demonstrates during a splint lab

What We Offer

We offer an extraordinary education in Occupational Therapy:

  • Over 98 percent first-time pass rate on the national certification exam
  • State-of-the-art facility, Lee Medical Building, is conducive to learning and allows for interaction among many health programs
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio provides personal learning experiences
  • Faculty set high standards in the classrooms, conduct cutting-edge research and help shape the OT industry through participation in professional associations
  • Our high quality, affordable education is a rare value 
Beyond The Classroom

Our students learn in real-world settings and serve the community in a variety of ways:

  • Work with clients of all ages throughout your course of study
  • Fieldwork experiences in pediatric, physical rehabilitation and psychosocial settings
  • Serve as a student representative at the state and national level
  • SOTA, Student Occupational Therapy Association
  • Pi Theta Epsilon professional honor society
  • State and national occupational therapy conferences

We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Information regarding accreditation may be directed to:  ACOTE, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD, 20814-3449; 301-652-AOTA (2682);

Certification and Credentialing

Graduates of the program 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 to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.

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