​​​​​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​
    • ANHS​ 220 Medical Terminology​

    • SOCI 105 Introduction to Sociology

Selection of Applicants

A number of factors are considered during the selection process.
Categories include​
  • 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
  • Leadership​
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 T​herapy 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 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E, Bethesda, MD 20814​. 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). Af​ter 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.​​​​