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post-baccalaureate master of occupational therapy (mot)

our master of occupational therapy (mot) program remains an excellent option if you are seeking a career in occupational therapy. if you’ve already received a bachelor’s degree and have taken our prerequisite courses, you can complete the program in just 2½ years of full time study.

if you have a background in sociology, psychology or other related fields, you can broaden your options with a professional occupational therapy degree from university of the sciences. you attend class full-time and must complete 97 credits of coursework. graduates from the mot program are qualified to sit for the national certification exam for occupational therapists.

traditionally courses in the post-baccalaureate mot program are on-site, with two classes provided online. however, due to covid-19, classes will be delivered in a mixture of online and in-person formats for the fall 2020 semester. the in-person portion of laboratory courses will be focused on those skills requiring a hands-on approach

students are required to complete two level ii fieldwork courses for a total of 24 full-time equivalent weeks off-site in the community during the last two semesters of the program. 

it is required that students have internet access and satisfactory computer skills to complete course requirements. assignments may include on-line work, presentation formats, researching the literature, and sending files electronically. communication with instructors is done via email or internet meetings. 

to assist with online learning throughout the program, all new incoming mot students are required to complete the specified orientation course to the university’s learning management system.


the following is a typical curriculum for post-baccalaureate master of occupational therapy students entering university of the sciences in summer 2021; other students should refer to their advisor for their curricula.

first year

summer (begins late may)

overview of occupational therapy practice


level i experiences seminar
human development and performance
movement analysis
introduction to clinical skills
clinical medicine
theories of occupational therapy
human occupation: concepts and practice
evaluation and assessment in occupational therapy
clinical application of teaching and learning
fieldwork level i: clinical experience
therapeutic groups
introduction to applied research methods

second year


occupational therapy interventions i: contextual approaches
fieldwork level 1: community client


clinical management and supervision
fieldwork level i: community service learning
occupational therapy interventions ii: developmental issues
occupational therapy interventions iii: psychosocial issues
applied research ii
occupational therapy: past, present, and future
fieldwork level i: clinical fieldwork
occupational therapy interventions iv: cognitive issues
occupational therapy interventions v: rehabilitation approaches
applied research iii
occupational therapy interventions vi: assistive technology
occupational therapy elective/ independent study courses

third year


evidence-based decision making and the fieldwork experience
fieldwork level iia


clinical reasoning and professional development
fieldwork level iib

for detailed course descriptions and other information about the occupational therapy curriculum, see the university catalog.


admission office


university of the sciences
600 south 43rd street
philadelphia, pa 19104-4495


888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810