The entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program is a two-year professional course of study.
The MOT Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association Inc. (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's telephone number, c/o AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
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 graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain a state licensure.
The Pitt Freshman Guarantee
When applying to the University of Pittsburgh for freshman entry, indicate “PREOT Pre-Occupational Therapy” to be offered a freshman guarantee to the MOT Program. Learn more about the guidelines for guarantee consideration.
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