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ULM’s Master of Occupational Therapy 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.

The next onsite visit scheduled in 2022/2023

A final accreditation decision is scheduled to be made by ACOTE in April 2015 after an initial accreditation visit is conducted. - See more at: http://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Find-School/Bridge-Weekend/OTAs-Seeking-OT.aspx#sthash.iRQxa1tr.dpuf

About the Master of Occupational Therapy Program

Occupational Therapy is a health profession which evaluates and treats people with developmental, social, emotional, or physical problems and helps these individuals develop the skills to overcome the challenges of a disability.

Occupational therapy practitioners work in a wide range of settings including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, psychiatric facilities, and community health programs. School systems, hospitals, and long-term-care facilities are the primary work settings for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

Source - http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/EducationCareers/Prospective/Workforce-trends-in-OT.ashx

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 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.


Applicants to the OTA to MOT bridge program must be certified as Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs), have obtained a bachelor’s degree, and meet the pre-requisites prior to application to the program. Applicants must have a minimum of one-year experience or 1000 hours as a practicing COTA. Once accepted into the program, students must maintain a minimum of 20 hours/month client contact throughout the program.

 Applicants also must have completed the following in order to be considered for admission:

o   Minimum GRE (verbal + quantitative) score of 750

o   Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) Note: MOT program 
     admission requirements include minimum GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 30 hours

o   Minimum formula score of 1875 (GPA * GRE) or 1000

Pre-Requisite Courses

Human Anatomy with Lab


Human Physiology with Lab 
If these courses are taught as A&P I and A&P II, both courses must be completed.
Statistics                        A statistics course from a math department or psychology department can be used to meet this requirement. (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this
Human Growth & Development A development course in any discipline can be used for Human Growth and Development as long as it covers the life span. (ULM OTA graduates would have
already met this requirement)
Introduction to Psychology (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement)
Abnormal Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology or Introductory Anthropology Either Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Anthropology must be taken to meet this requirement. (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement)
Conditions in Occupational Therapy Practice Developmental, Adult, and Mental Health Pathology course of conditions commonly seen in occupational therapy practice. (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement)



To schedule an advising appointment, please call Dr. Patti Calk at 318-342-5581 or Dr. Carolyn Murphy at 318-342-1639.