Curriculum

One cohort is admitted to the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program at each of our two campuses each year, and course work begins in the fall. Students complete 9-15 credit hours each term for seven consecutive terms (including summer sessions) to earn the degree. Because classes meet between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, the program is not compatible with full-time employment.

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  After successful completion of the exam, the graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).  In addition, all states including Virginia, require a license to practice. State licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.  A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.