Many activities occupy our days—we get up and get dressed, eat breakfast, brush our teeth, text a friend, drive the car, check email—but how can we do these things in the face of major health problems? Occupational therapy helps people regain the skills and tools for the job of living.


What's New
Senior Fall Risk Assessment
Student collaboration addresses fall risk for seniors

Occupational Therapy students recently joined colleagues in two other departments to bring fall risk assessments to local residents at no charge.

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Application Available

The Department of Occupational Therapy will accept applications via the Graduate School until November 1, 2018. Additional information is available via the Admissions page including upcoming visitation days and virtual information sessions.

Excellent Exam Scores

In 2017, 100% of graduates in the Department of Occupational Therapy passed their certification exam through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NCBOT) on the first attempt. Pass rates and graduation statistics from previous years as well as additional information can be found About the Program.


The MSOT program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association. The MSOT program received full 10 year accreditation in 2014-2015 indicating that it is compliant with the Accreditation Standards for a Masters Degree-Level Educational Program for the Occupational Therapist.

For more information about accreditation, please contact: ACOTE, American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, Phone: (301) 652-2682, Website:

NBCOT Outcomes

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®) can be found at The results identified are pass rates of graduates within one year of graduation. They are organized by state and by calendar year.

Admissions Information Sessions

More information is available via the Admissions Page.

  • February 8, 2019 at 11:30 am
  • March 15, 2019 at 11:30 am
  • April 12, 2019 at 11:30 am