The Department of Occupational Therapy will begin accepting applications in July 2019 for the Class of 2022 who will start coursework in the Summer of 2020. 44 Students will be accepted per cohort.
Completion of all required coursework and fieldwork outlined in the curriculum culminates in a combined Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) Pre-OT/Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) from MU for students entering as undergraduates (only applicable to students entering prior to 2018) and a MOT for students entering as a graduate student. See Coursework and Prerequisites for requirements.
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, 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.