"I love teaching! The students are my number one priority and I want them to feel like they have a mentor and a resource. It’s exciting to help students achieve their career goal of becoming an occupational therapy practitioner. I love the fact that as a teacher I have the ability to impact the students’ lives and they can go on and impact other people’s lives in a positive way. I love watching students grow professionally and develop a love and enthusiasm for the profession of Occupational Therapy!" - Dr. Carolyn Murphy, Associate Professor & MOT Coordinator, School of Health Professions, College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT) consists of:
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 examination, the individual will be a Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR). Many states require licensure in order to practice; however, the majority of state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
Applicants must be a licensed OTA and have minimum, one-year experience or 1,000 hours as a practicing COTA.