​MOT Program Application Process

The Master of Occupational Therapy Program allows adults with busy lives to earn a graduate degree in three years. In this unique program, classes are held on campus on select weekends for the first two and half years. The last six months of the program are dedicated to fieldwork rotations. 

​​See our apply now page for deadlines.​

Admission to the Occupational Therapy MOT Program

Applicants must apply through the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application (OTCAS) which is available on our apply now page.​

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree prior to entering the program.​​

  • ​All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. All transcripts are used in this calculation.
  • Candidates must have completed the following prerequisite courses prior to beginning the program. If you would like to have your courses evaluated to determine whether they meet the requirements, please utilize Transferology for this purpose. Cl​ick here to ​acc​ess our Transferology Guide for instructions.​

    • MATH 221 Integrated Statistical Analysis or MATH 223 Applied Statistics & Data Analysis or BSLA 314 Applied Statistics
    • BIOL 201 & BIOL 201L Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology with lab
      or BIOL 222 & BIOL 222L Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions I with lab AND BIOL 223 & BIOL 223L Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions II with lab
    • PSYC 100 General Psychology​
    • PSYC 208 Lifespan Development
    • PSYC 233 Abnormal Psychology​
    • HEPR 220 Medical Terminology
    • PHYS 150/150L Conceptual Physics I (Lecture and Lab) or PHYS 250/250L General Physics I (Lecture and Lab) or OCTH 221 Conceptual Physics​
      • Please note: The physics requirement can be met in one of two ways. Students can take an equivalent physics course prior to the beginning of the program, or they may take OCTH 221 Conceptual Physics during their first semester of the MOT Program. Therefore, this requirement does not have to be met prior to the beginning of the graduate program.
  • Complete a total of 50 hours of observation in two different occupational therapy settings, with a minimum of 20 hours in each setting. If applicants are unable to schedule in-person observation due to COVID-19 restrictions, alternate options will be provided to those accepted into the program.​ An optional observation hours form is available by clicking the button below.

Selection of Applicants

A number of factors are considered during the selection process.
Categories include
  • Cumulative GPA
  • Program preparation
  • Involvement in community volunteer activities​
  • Service activities
  • Current membership in professional organizations
  • Understanding of the profession​
  • Recommendations
  • Written and verbal skills
  • Leadership ability
While the application criteria serve as general guidelines, final decisions are based on a review of the student's entire record.

The occupational therapy program reserves the right to make program and admission requirement changes without prior notice.   ​​

Minimum Standards for Technology​

Students are expected to have their own computers and are required to use laptop computers during on-campus classes and class activities. Students must acquire and maintain the minimum technology requirements set forth by the University of Findlay. Minimum requirements can be found ​HERE.​

OT Program Technical Standards

The OT program encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or status as a veteran of any conflict and disability status.  The University of Findlay Master of Occupational Therapy program exceeds the entry-level standards established by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association and prepares graduates who we believe are competent for entry-level practice.  It is the intent of the Technical Standards to describe the overall academic skills, professional role skills, and therapeutic skills required to successfully complete the program and practice as an occupational therapist. ​​​