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Occupational Therapy Admissions

If you're considering enrolling in Tennessee Wesleyan University’s Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT), we encourage you to come for a campus visit. Meet our staff, learn more about the program, and discover all the campus has to offer.

If you're ready to apply, let us guide you through the admissions process, and help you navigate your many options for financial assistance.

Important degree and course requirements for MOT admissions:

Degree Requirements

Conferred Bachelor’s Degree (from an accredited institution of higher education)

Course Requirements

Biology (3.0 credits)
Anatomy & Physiology I & II (8.0 credits)
Kinesiology (3.0 credits)
Epidemiology (3.0 credits)
Developmental Psychology (3.0 credits)
Abnormal Psychology (3.0 credits)
Introductory Sociology (3.0 credits) OR Introductory Anthropology (3.0)
Medical Terminology (3.0 credits)
Statistics (3.0 credits)
There are no advanced placement, credit for experiential learning or work experience requirements at this time. Transfer of previously completed OT-related coursework or credit into the MOT program are not accepted at this time.

GPA Requirement

3.0 or better (Overall GPA)

Testing Requirements

Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
Tennessee Wesleyan's code is 4219.

Volunteer Hours

40 documented hours in OT or related field

Letters of Recommendation

3 Letters of Recommendation submitted to OTCAS


No Felony or substantial criminal background as per State Licensure Requirements; Signed Affidavit

Application Procedures

OTCAS, The Centralized Application Service for Occupational Therapy
Upload required documents to OTCAS

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $675 per credit hour
Total Credit hours = 76
Total Cost of Tuition: $51,300 (in-state and out-of-state)
Total Cost per Semester (6 semesters): $8,550
Fees: $325 / semester

Fees Include:
- Technology Fee
- AOTA Student Membership
- Student Research & Resource Center
- NBCOT Practice Examination
- OT Student Badges / Pins
- Parking

Graduation Fee: $150 (a one-time fee prior to graduation)
Note: There is a one-time Seat Reservation Fee of $250 which will be applied to the first semester.
*fees may be subject to change

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status 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. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its 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, 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. Additionally, all students must complete the graduation requirements of the program and complete 24 weeks of Level-II fieldwork within 12 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.

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