College of Education and Rehabilitation
Department of Occupational Therapy
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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Degree
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree (MSOT) program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) (website www.acoteonline.org) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) – www.aota.org/, located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. The telephone number for ACOTE is (301) 652-2682.
Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).
In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Our Master of Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree program gives Salus students the basic skills they need as a direct care provider, consultant, educator, manager, researcher and advocate for both the profession and the consumer.
Students with a bachelor’s degree may apply for entry into the master’s (MSOT) program.
All qualified students are awarded a Master of Science (MSOT) degree after successful completion of the coursework. This coursework include didactic classroom courses, Fieldwork experiences, and a Capstone project.
After completing the MSOT degree, students can continue their education in our post-professional OTD program (in development).