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Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is a professional entry level degree for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a related field.

 In Summer 2016, the MOT program began a new 80-credit curriculum .(For more information on the curriculum culminating in Spring of 2017, click here). 

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Fieldwork is an important aspect of occupational therapy education.  At university selected and approved community based settings; students learn clinical skills through directed observation and experiential learning and apply theoretical knowledge in supervised fieldwork settings.  Fieldwork assignments are made to reflect the scope of occupational therapy practice and the life span. Read more on Community and Fieldwork.

MOT graduates are qualified to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy examination leading to the designation Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Accepted students begin the MOT program in July.

Registration and Licensure 

Successful graduates of Temple University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). You must pass the NBCOT examination to become a registered occupational therapist (OTR). Passing the NBCOT examination does not make you automatically eligible to practice in a particular state.

A state practice license is different than being certified from NBCOT. A state license is required to practice occupational therapy in the state you wish to practice. Each state has different licensing requirements. You must check with the licensing agency of the state you wish to practice in for specific requirements. You may not practice in a state where you do not have a license.

A felony conviction may affect your ability to take the certification exam or attain a state license. For more information, please contact NBCOT (www.nbcot.org).

Graduation Rates and NBCOT Examination 

The total number of graduates from Temple University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2012-2015 was 125, with an overall graduation rate of 99%.

Year

Students Admitted

Students Graduating

Graduation Rate

2013

39

39

100%

2014

44

43

98%

2015

43

43

100%

 

Board exam results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

Accreditation

The Temple University Master of Occupational Therapy program is accredited by:  Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

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