Prepare for a career as a Licensed Occupational Therapist!

Classes meet eight times each semester and emphasize active learning, skills practicums, and case-based problem-solving.  Online instructions, including lectures, directed reading, and discussions, deliver basic and advanced content. Concurrent clinical placements in diverse practice settings provide opportunities for observation and supervised practice.

The MOT program involves five semesters of full-time study, followed by two 12-week full-time Level II fieldwork placements. Students enter the program in the fall semester and are expected to maintain continuous enrollment until graduation.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Master of Occupational Therapy, MOT degree program in NHP is $840 per credit hour (Employees of several DC-Area employers are eligible for tuition discounts).

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Degree Level: Undergraduate
Degree Type: M.O.T.
School: School of Nursing and Health Professions
Offered as a Major: Yes
Offered as a Minor: No
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Prepare for a career as a Licensed Occupational Therapist!

Classes meet eight times each semester and emphasize active learning, skills practicums, and case-based problem-solving.  Online instructions, including lectures, directed reading, and discussions, deliver basic and advanced content. Concurrent clinical placements in diverse practice settings provide opportunities for observation and supervised practice.

The MOT program involves five semesters of full-time study, followed by two 12-week full-time Level II fieldwork placements. Students enter the program in the fall semester and are expected to maintain continuous enrollment until graduation.

Affordable Tuition

The affordable tuition for the Master of Occupational Therapy, MOT degree program in NHP is $840 per credit hour (Employees of several DC-Area employers are eligible for tuition discounts).

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Prepare for a career as a Licensed Occupational Therapist!

Featured Courses

OTM 520 Foundations of OT Practice
OTM 521 Occupational Development Across the Lifespan
OTM 522 Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
OTM 532 Functional Neuroscience: Sensory-Motor Foundations of Occupation
OTM 534 Pediatric Interventions
OTM 614 Psychosocial/Behavioral Foundations and Intervention

OTR Work Settings

  • Acute Care and Rehabilitation Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Outpatient and Hand Therapy Clinics
  • Mental Health Facilities

ACOTE 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 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA, and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

Master of Occupational Therapy Initial Licensure Program Certification Notification

Successful completion of the entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy academic program at Trinity Washington University will meet the education requirements necessary to pursue initial certification for occupational therapists in the District of Columbia and most states in which a student intends to practice. Some states have additional requirements such as completion of a state licensure law test, verification of initial certification or examination from NBCOT, and fingerprinting for criminal history check.  Students should contact the appropriate state licensing board to determine if the program at Trinity Washington University can lead to licensure in that state and what, if any, additional licensure requirements exist in that state. Trinity stands ready to assist with state licensure questions, and students should consult with their advisor, program director or Dean, in case of doubt.

Occupational Therapy students must successfully pass all courses and Level I and Level II fieldwork placements. Graduates of the program 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, all 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. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or to attain state licensure.

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