Occupational Therapy

Earn a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

OT students practicing techniques
OT students practicing techniques
OT students practicing techniques
OT students practicing techniques
OT students practicing techniques

Program distinction


ENTRY LEVEL MASTER'S DEGREE
30 month program

PERFECT PASS RATE
100% pass rate on National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam

SMALL CLASS SIZES
Low student-faculty ratios for personalized feedback & relationships

HANDS-ON LEARNING
Throughout curriculum in coursework, labs, fieldwork, and clinic experiences

HEALTH SCIENCE CONSORTIUM
Inter-professional collaboration & research with allied health programs from local universities


 

Students collaborating

Graduate preparation and employment


NATIONALLY ACCREDITED PROGRAM
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). AOTA contact info 

IMPRESSIVE EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
Employment of Occupational Therapists is expected to grow 17% from 2020-2030, much faster than occupational national average (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


 

OT student working with child

What is an occupational therapist?

Occupational Therapy (OT) practitioners implement a holistic perspective focused on adapting environments to fit the client.

Practitioners incorporate techniques to assist people across lifespan participate in everyday activities (occupations). Services provided by an OT include:

  • Individualized evaluation
  • Environment evaluation
  • Goal determination
  • Customized interventions for daily activity performance
  • Recommendations & training in equipment use
  • Caregiver guidance & education
  • Outcomes evaluation 
OT students practicing technique

Contact our program

PROGRAM INQUIRIES & APPLICATION QUESTIONS 

Peter Amann  Profile of Peter Amann

Application Review Specialist
4033 Health Science Center
pamann@uwlax.edu


MEET OUR GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Laura Schaffer  Profile of Laura Schaffer

Program Director - OT
4049 Health Science Center
lschaffer@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Physical Dysfunction

Neurological Conditions and Treatment

Acute care and inpatient rehabilitation

GoBabyGo!

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group Facilitator

LSVT-Big Certified (Parkinson's Treatment)

Strong interest in Interprofessional Education (IPE) and community based practice

Increasing access to OT for underserved populations