The Occupational Therapy program graduated its first class in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree. The first Masters of Science degree was awarded in 2007. The full time program includes two years of on campus coursework (including two summers) followed by six months of level II fieldwork.
Students graduating from the program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination administered by the NBCOT. After successful completion of the exam, the individual will be credentialed as an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). Most states require a license to practice occupational therapy. State licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination and additional open-booked testing on the state law. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to take the NBCOT certification exam or to obtain state licensure.