The delivery of the Occupational Therapy program at the graduate level revolves around instructors facilitating learning through problem-based case management. Students in the MSOT program will be required to utilize theory, logic, clinical reasoning and pragmatic skills in an interactive learning environment. It is expected that students will participate in discussions and debates and develop treatment choices based on sound research and theoretical assumptions. The Master of Occupational Therapy curriculum emphasizes mastery of the skills required for entry level practice. The curriculum is designed so that graduates can review, understand, conduct and interpret research activities. Evidence-based practice initiatives make it essential that practitioners’ research skills are well developed.
The combined Pre-Occupational Therapy program and the Master of Occupational Therapy program are currently recognized as fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and can be reached by mail at: c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Associate (AOTA), 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929; phone: (301) 652-2682; web address: www.acoteonline.org. Students must have successfully completed all Level I and Level II clinical experiences and have graduated from an accredited occupational therapy program to be eligible to sit for the national Occupational Therapist Registered Examination.