The Department of Occupational Therapy offers a postprofessional program for occupational therapists with a baccalaureate or an entry-level master’s degree. The program is intended for occupational therapists, educated in the United States or internationally, who are seeking advanced clinical skills.
This program is unique in its ability to customize education to each student’s needs. We work with our students to design an in-depth course of study in a chosen area of practice, or redesign a new career path. Drawing on resources within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh, our students often focus on one of the following areas:
• Clinical practice
• Health and disability policy
For international students who plan to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT®) examination and practice in the United States, the Master of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a concentration in Occupational Therapy partially fulfills the NBCOT® Category B criteria “Baccalaureate (or diploma) degree in OT from a WFOT approved program, PLUS a post-professional degree in OT from a non-recognized NBCOT program” (http://www.nbcot.org/candidates/index.html).
Frequently Asked Questions by International Students