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. Click here to access our Transferology Guide for instructions.
- 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.
- GPA (minimum 3.0)
- Completion of prerequisite courses
- Involvement in extracurricular and community service activities
- Understanding of the profession
- Professional recommendations
- Written and verbal skills
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.
Master of Occupational Therapy Program Accreditation
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. 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, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.