What is Occupational Therapy?  

  • The entry level Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MSOT) was designed around the curricular themes of Interprofessional Education, Professional Responsibility, and Excellence in Practice.
  • The program start date is mid-May every year. 
    • Year-round program designed to be completed in eight semesters  (3 years) - (81 credit hours)
      • Level II Fieldwork must be completed within 1 year of completing didactic study

Mission

The mission of the Occupational Therapy program is to provide competent health care providers who possess basic skills as health care providers, consultants, educators, managers, researchers, and advocates for the profession and the consumer. In addition the program seeks to improve patient access and quality care for rural and underserved populations through interprofessional education.

Curriculum

Essential Functions  

Educational Outcomes / NBCOT

Application Deadline:

  • We admit 30 students per year. We have just changed our application deadlines.
  • Early Admit
    • OTCAS application must be VERIFIED by November 1, 2017
    • All coursework (Prerequisite and BS) must be completed, uploaded, and verified by OTCAS by November 1, 2017
    • All observation hours must be completed and uploaded and verified by OTCAS by November 1, 2017
    • All recommendation letters must be completed and uploaded to OTCAS by November 1, 2017
    • Three (3) recommendation letters are required, one from EACH of the following categories:
      • Occupational Therapist (OTR/OTA) who supervised an observation
      • Licensed rehabilitation professional (OT/PT/SLP) or program director who has direct knowledge of your ability to engage individuals with physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities
      • Professor or Academic Advisor
    • Cumulative and Prerequisite GPA must be 3.2 or greater.
    • Combined GRE score of 290 or higher.
    • Preview day must be attended on December 8, 2017. Both an in person interview and writing prompt must be completed during the preview day.  (This is by invitation only. Some exclusions may apply.)
    • Acceptance Letters will go out in the early part of January 2018.
  • Regular Admit
    • OTCAS application must be VERIFIED by January 8, 2018.
    • All coursework (Prerequisite and BS required) must be uploaded and verified by OTCAS by January 8, 2017 with no more than 2 prerequisite courses pending.
    • All observation hours must be completed and uploaded and verified by OTCAS by January 8, 2017
    • All recommendation letters must be completed and uploaded to OTCAS by January 8, 2017
    • Three (3) recommendation letters are required, one from EACH of the following categories:
      • Occupational Therapist (OTR/OTA) who supervised an observation
      • Licensed rehabilitation professional (OT/PT/SLP) or program director who has direct knowledge of your ability to engage individuals with physical, cognitive, or emotional disabilities
      • Professor or Academic Advisor
    • Cumulative and Prerequisite GPA must be 3.0 or greater.
    • Combined GRE score of 290 or higher.
    • Preview day must be attended on March 23 or 24, 2017. Both an in person interview and writing prompt must be completed during the preview day.  (This is by invitation only. Some exclusions may apply.)
    • Acceptance Letters will go out in the early part of April 2018.

Admission

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Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA. http://www.acoteonline.org

Additional estimated costs noted at http://www.indstate.edu/health/sites/health.indstate.edu/files/amr-ot-costs.pdf