Master of Occupational Therapy Program

Quick Facts

Degree Level
Master's Degree
Average Admitted GPA
3.60 (2015 intake)
Minimum 3.0 required to apply
Application Deadline
March 1
Program Start
Fall Trimester
Admits per Intake
30

About the Master of Occupational Therapy Program

The Profession

Occupational therapists provide rehabilitative services to persons with physical, developmental, and mental disabilities. The goal of therapy is to enable clients to function as independently as possible in the areas of self-care, work, and leisure. They may help a disabled homemaker learn how to perform household tasks or help an injured worker return to work by improving hand strength and coordination. Those best suited for this profession genuinely relate to both individuals and small groups. The potential OT student must be flexible, creative, and a good problem solver. The focus of occupational therapy is on performances of daily living, work and productivity, play or leisure, cognition and social interactions. These areas require individualized care and empathy in the provision of client-centered services to integrate performance, roles, and contexts.

The Program

The purpose of the Master of Occupational Therapy program is to prepare competent, entry-level occupational therapy practitioners to provide holistic care for individuals and families. The program is grounded in Christian principles, organized in a progressive manner, and built on a solid foundation of arts and sciences. The curriculum for the program is a 27-month degree consisting of 7 full time trimesters created to prepare students as generalists in the field of OT. During these terms, students will participate in a variety of field work experiences, exposing them to a numerous settings offering occupational therapy. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for the NBCOT Certification Exam.

And the results are clear.

The total number of graduates from Adventist University of Health Sciences’ Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2013-2015 was 76, with an overall graduation rate of 89%.

Master of Occupational Therapy Program Outcomes
Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2013 28/27 96%
2014 27/23 85%
2015 30/26 87%
TOTAL 85/76 89%

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