The Department of Occupational Therapy now offers a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree program.
The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree program is only available to candidates with a University of Pittsburgh Freshman Occupational Therapy Guarantee who began undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh in Fall of 2015, or 2016. Candidates with Freshman Occupational Therapy Guarantee status, for these years, should contact the Department of Occupational Therapy at OTpitt@shrs.pitt.edu or 412-383-6620.
The accredited entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program is a two-year, full-time 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 are 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 examination, 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 obtain a state license.
Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx