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 Department of Occupational Therapy

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OT Web1 Our professional (entry-level) master's degree program was developed to meet the needs of therapists who will practice in a highly complex healthcare environment. Upon completion of our program, the graduate will have a master's of science degree in occupational therapy and will be prepared to work in diverse practice settings with a variety of people. Graduates of our program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination.   




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. Additionally, you can find graduation and passing rates for our program from the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) here:

About the Profession
OT Web2 Occupational therapists help people "live life to its fullest!" Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives.
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GEARING UP: Students teach driving skills to teens with autism

A driving program developed by East Carolina University graduate students is steering some local teens with autism toward greater independence.

Read more about their experience.


10 Year Accreditation Awarded!

The MS in Occupational Therapy program received a 10-year re-accreditation from AOTA’s Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) Spring 2015. This is the highest level of award given by ACOTE.


Occupational Therapy Annual Research Symposium

April 29, 2016
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
ECU Heart Institute

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Department of Occupational Therapy

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