Master of
Occupational Therapy​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​The mission of the Occupational Therapy Program at University of Findlay is to prepare occupational therapists who understand and value a community-focused and occupation-based approach to practice, are leaders in a variety of professional roles and participate in ongoing professional development in preparation for service in diverse communities.

The University of Findlay's Master of Occupational Therapy Program offers options in three different areas:

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

  2. Weekend program​

  3. Transfer students​

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 postmarked by Dec. 1 to be considered for the direct freshman-admissions option. 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

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. Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree. Read more about the weekend program.

Transfer Students

​The University of Findlay’s traditional occupational therapy 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.


The Occupational Therapy Program was accredited for a a full 10 years in 2013 by the Accreditation Council forOccupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of TheAmerican Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at:

c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone number for AOTA is: 301-652-AOTA


​Graduation Rate
​Year ​Entered ​Graduated ​Grad Rate
​2012 ​53 ​47 ​89%
​2013 ​55 ​50 ​91%
​2014 ​50 ​35 ​68%
​Total ​158 ​132 ​81%

NBCOT certification exam: Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at

Best in the Midwest

The University of Findlay has earned top rankings in U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges." This is the 10th consecutive year that Findlay has been listed in among the top regional universities in the Midwest. The survey also ranked Findlay's Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs among the best graduate programs of their kind in the country. Continue reading.

Faculty appointments may be arranged by contacting the Office of Admissions at If you have questions about the program please call 419.434.6558.