Prepare yourself for a career in occupational therapy.
Occupational Therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).
Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent - or live better with - injury, illness, or disability.
Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. (AOTA.org)
About the Program:
University of Findlay's Occupational Therapy Program offers two program options: the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program and the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program.
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is a three-year, post-baccalaureate program. Designed to be completed in nine consecutive semesters with summer terms, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is a 122-credit program. Students in the OTD Program are equipped with the coursework, experiential learning, and fieldwork experiences necessary to fulfill leadership roles and advanced positions in the occupational therapy field.
High school seniors have the option to apply for Early Assurance, which reserves a seat in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program following the completion of their bachelor's degree and required criteria at the University of Findlay. Students with a 3.5 GPA (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or higher and a 24 ACT (1180 SAT) or a higher score may be eligible.
To learn more about the OTD Program and early assurance, visit the website by clicking the button below.
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program
The Master of Occupational Therapy Program is a three-year program that consists of two and a half years of coursework and six months of full-time fieldwork. A new cohort begins each summer. The MOT program is intended for the adult learner who has completed a bachelor's degree. It is preferred, but not necessary, that a candidate has healthcare experience.
To learn more about the MOT Program, visit the website by clicking the button below.
Accreditation & NBCOT Program Data Results
MOT and OTD Graduation Rates
MOT Graduation Rate
|2020 ||56 ||54 ||96% |
|2021 ||44 ||41 ||93% |
|2022 ||26 ||23 ||88% |
|Total ||126 ||118 ||94% |
OTD Graduation Rate
|2022 ||15 ||13 ||87% |
|2023 ||28 ||-- ||-- |
|2024 ||17 ||-- ||-- |
University of Findlay's Occupational Therapy Program makes experiential learning a priority. Students will "learn by doing" in a variety of settings. With curriculum focused on community outreach and fieldwork, OT students have many opportunities to practice what they learn in the classroom in real life scenarios. The program also has an adaptive living house that allows students to learn and practice occupational therapy techniques. To learn more about Findlay's OT experiential learning opportunities, click the buttons below.
Lauren Yacks, MOT ’19 grew up in Colorado, but made the move to northwest Ohio to complete undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Findlay. Upon entering college for Occupational Therapy, Lauren had her mind set on becoming an...
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