The occupational therapy program prepares those who have achieved Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) status the opportunity to become a master’s entry-level practitioner through a flexible, part-time evening program. This program meets the standards, skills, values and ethics requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
Their address is:
ACOTE C/O Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Students with a baccalaureate degree who do not have OTA status and who are interested in pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy click here.
An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Occupational Therapy with a minimum of 1 year of clinical experience, and a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health Studies from Salem State University with a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average. Students with a grade point average of less than 3.0 may petition the SSU Occupational Therapy Admissions Committee for consideration of admission. Graduates from the master’s program meeting all requirements will be eligible to sit for the Occupational Therapy Certification Examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) nbcot.org.
Any student who has been convicted of a prior felony may be considered ineligible by NBCOT to sit for the NBCOT examination and may be unable to attain an OT license from the State Licensure Board.