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Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT)

While aging, injury, illness, and disability is a part of life, the opportunity for an individual who experiences any of these situations to build or restore their routines and continue to forge a prosperous future is never a given.

As an occupational therapist, you will have the knowledge and skills to transform lives and make a significant impact in the day-to-day lives of an individual’s contending with a physical, developmental, social, or emotional challenge.

Through Tennessee Wesleyan University’s engaging and career-focused Master of Occupational Therapy Program, you will complete rigorous coursework that centers on the theory, research, evidence-based practice and ethics of the occupational therapy profession. You will graduate an in-demand leader in the OT field and a highly capable advocate for every patient you have the privilege to work with.

Your OT career can begin in a wide range of settings and with any age demographic. Indeed, you will have the power to fit your career to your exact passions and goals.


The Long-standing Tradition of Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?

Occupational Therapy is a rehabilitation healthcare discipline that helps people pursue productive, meaningful lives despite any physical or mental issue they face. Occupational therapy practitioners are solution-based experts capable of determining the most appropriate interventions for clients, populations, and communities in diverse settings across the life-span.

The Vision 2025 of the American Occupational Therapy Association states that “Occupational Therapy maximizes health, well-being, and quality of life for all people, populations, and communities through effective solutions that facilitate participation in everyday living” (AOTA, 2017).

Occupational Therapy is a High-Growth Healthcare Profession

From babies to the elderly, occupational therapists are needed to help people live their best lives by guiding them through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Because occupational therapists have such vast, versatile and highly-sought after skills that can make all the difference in an individual’s quality of life, the outlook for the OT field is not only gaining recognition, it’s also growing faster than most professions.

According to U.S. News and World Report, occupational therapy was a top 25 job in 2017 and continues to grow in-demand.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the field of OT to grow by 27 percent through 2024.

The Occupational Therapy Master’s Program at Tennessee Wesleyan

The Master of Occupational Therapy Program at Tennessee Wesleyan University is designed to help you become a well-rounded, leadership-focused, advocacy-minded occupational therapy practitioner and to succeed at passing the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination.

By participating and successfully completing the occupational therapy program curriculum, you will be fully equipped to meet your clients’ diverse occupational needs and serve individuals, families, and communities across a wide array of contexts and settings.

An entry-level master or doctorate degree is required to become eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination, which is required for state licensure to practice.

The Master of Occupational Therapy degree application window opens July 18th, 2018.

Have questions? Request more information now, or if you’re ready to transform lives and earn your Master of Occupational Therapy degree, apply online using our quick and easy format.

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.

The TWU MOT program is currently undergoing approval to admit international students, and cannot accept international applicants at this time.

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