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Master of Occupational Therapy

UF's master of occupational therapy offers options in three different areas:

  1. Traditional program (with direct freshman-admission option)

  2. Weekend program​

  3. Transfer students​

  • Our graduates have an 87% first-time ​pass rate on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam. Three year pass rate​.

  • 100% of our graduates are successfully employed.

  • The OT Adaptive Living House, located on campus, serves as an educational and research center for students to practice environmental modifications to meet the needs of a person with a disability or an older adult. Learn more about the OT Adaptive Living House​.
 

Traditional Program

​The University of Findlay’s traditional program is a five-and-one-half-year program with two years of pre-professional requirements and three years of professional course work, plus six months of fieldwork. After the fourth year, students receive a bachelor of science degree in health studies with a master of occupational therapy awarded at the end of the program. Read more about the traditional program.

 

Direct Freshman Admission

The University of Findlay offers direct freshman admission. Students with a 3.5 GPA (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or higher, and a 25 ACT (1700 SAT) score may be eligible for direct freshman admission. A completed application to The University of Findlay must be received by Jan. 13, 2012, to be considered for the direct freshman-admissions option for 2012. Students who do not meet the requirements above may apply for admissions to the professional graduate program during their sophomore year of college.


Weekend Program

If you already are a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) or have a bachelor’s degree and meet the pre-professional requirements, you can earn a master of occupational therapy degree in three years.
 
The weekend program meets six times per semester year-round on Fridays and Saturdays. UF welcomes COTAs and physical therapy assistants. Non-COTA/PTA candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree and have at least one year of health care-related experience. Read more about the weekend program.


Transfer Students

UF's OT program is offered in a combined bachelor’s/masters format. It is not a post baccalaureate program where the student receives a bachelor’s degree in another subject and then applies to graduate school. Our program provides 3.5 years of professional coursework; two years at the undergraduate level and 1.5 years at the graduate level. Read more about transferring to UF.

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