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Occupational Therapy

Progression in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program

  • Students accepted into the MOT program are required to fulfill the immunization equirements of the university. Immunization information provided https://www.ulm.edu/immunization/.
  • The student has two academic years (5 academic semesters) to successfully complete the didactic coursework of the program prior to going on Level II fieldwork. A student who fails to do so will be required to appear before The University of Louisiana at Monroe Occupational Therapy Academic Performance Committee for a hearing to determine continuation in the program.
  • Students must register for and complete the courses concurrently each semester. If a student does not successfully complete one or more courses, the students must repeat the full semester of concurrent courses. Courses cannot be taken out of sequence. Prior to Level II Fieldwork, each semester consists of four 3-credit required courses that must be successfully completed to progress to the next semester.
  • The student must complete all required didactic occupational therapy courses with no grade lower than ‘C’ and not more than six semester hours of credit with a grade of ‘C’.
  • A minimum cumulative, uncorrected GPA of 3.000 on a 4.000 scale is required for continued enrollment.
  • The student must observe all prerequisites in the sequential pursuance of courses leading to a Master of Occupational Therapy degree.
  • Before going on Level II Fieldwork clinical affiliations, students must have a minimum cumulative, uncorrected grade point average of at least 3.000.
  • The Academic Performance Committee has the right and responsibility to impose sanctions on a student who is not in compliance with ethical, professional behavior or patient welfare guidelines of the program after following due process guidelines of the program. Sanctions can include dismissal from a course with a grade of "F" and may result in permanent dismissal from the program.
  • A student who does not receive a grade of "C" or better on any Level II Fieldwork placement shall be dismissed from the program. Students must complete all Level II Fieldwork requirements within 18 months following the completion of occupational therapy content courses.
  • Students who fail to successfully meet all MOT requirements, including Level II Fieldwork, will be dismissed from the program. Students may request to appear before the Academic Performance Committee to determine conditions which might allow continuation in the program.
  • A Professional Development Assessment will be completed at midterm and during finals each semester. Students must earn a score of 69/76 to remain and progress in the program. For EACH area in which you score less than a “2”, you must set a goal and develop an action plan.