The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
4720 Montgomery Lane
P.O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
Occupational Therapy Department
Developing clinical reasoning through hands-on practice
The Occupational Therapy master's degree program is designed to provide entry-level graduate education in the field of occupational therapy. Students learn entry-level skills and techniques that will help them meet the wide-ranging needs of diverse populations. They develop the ability to apply these skills through effective clinical reasoning based on a solid theoretical foundation of human function.
Certification and licensure
All occupational therapy practitioners must graduate from an accredited occupational therapy program and pass the national certification examination in order to practice. In addition, most states require occupational therapy practitioners to be licensed.
Upon completion of all academic and fieldwork requirements of the Occupational Therapy Program, students are awarded a Master of Science (M.S.) degree. Graduates of the Program are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Information about NBCOT and the certification examination can be found at www.nbcot.org.
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Diane Anderson, Chair
Science Bldg Rm 2123
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: (218) 723-5915
Shaped by the Benedictine values, the Department of Occupational Therapy develops thoughtful, innovative, collaborative and practice ready health care professionals who are engaged in lifelong learning and responsive to the occupational needs of a diverse global society.
Through faculty guided experiential learning, the Department of Occupational Therapy prepares occupational therapists who will:
- Facilitate participation in life occupations for people of all ages and abilities
- Provide population-based occupational therapy intervention that addresses identified community needs in multiple contexts
- Influence the future of the profession through the use of science-driven evidence-based practice, scholarship and ethical leadership