The Master of Occupational Therapy program is no longer accepting applicants.
The highly ranked Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) in Temple’s College of Public Health trains students to help individuals maximize their health and quality of life by engaging in meaningful activity. Students learn how to evaluate clients’ functional needs, and develop and implement solutions for clients to gain independence. This entry-level professional program prepares graduates to take the national board certification (NBCOT) examination, which allows you to become a registered occupational therapist.
Occupational therapy empowers individuals across the lifespan to overcome dysfunction, make choices regarding occupational engagement, and optimize function and quality of life. Our faculty encourage students to cultivate five professional roles on their paths to becoming accomplished occupational therapists: engager, innovator, learner, perceiver and thinker.
You will develop clinical skills through a combination of direct observation and experiential learning: Students engage in supervised fieldwork assignments beginning in their first year. You will be taught to understand social needs, policies and trends in order to prepare for a fulfilling professional life.
The program boasts a 100% employment rate for graduating students. Graduates are prepared to become entry-level occupational therapists working with children, adults and older adults in educational, community and medical service areas. Our graduates serve at community service agencies, developmental disability therapy centers, hospitals, mental health centers, rehabilitation centers and schools, among other environments.