ULM’s Master of Occupational Therapy Program has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. A final accreditation decision is scheduled to be made by ACOTE in April 2015 after an initial accreditation visit is conducted. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Occupational Therapy is a health profession which evaluates and treats people with developmental, social, emotional, or physical problems and helps these individuals develop the skills to overcome the challenges of a disability.
Occupational therapy practitioners work in a wide range of settings including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, psychiatric facilities, and community health programs. School systems, hospitals, and long-term-care facilities are the primary work settings for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.
Source - http://www.aota.org/-/media/Corporate/Files/EducationCareers/Prospective/Workforce-trends-in-OT.ashx
The Master of Occupational Therapy Program (MOT) consists of:
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the Occupational Therapy Assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
After successful completion of this examination, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR). Many states require licensure in order to practice; however, the majority of state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
Applicants to the OTA to MOT bridge program must be certified as Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs), have obtained a bachelor’s degree, and meet the pre-requisites prior to application to the program. Applicants must have a minimum of one-year experience or 1000 hours as a practicing COTA. Once accepted into the program, students must maintain a minimum of 20 hours/month client contact throughout the program.
Applicants also must have completed the following in order to be considered for admission:
o Minimum GRE (verbal + quantitative) score of 750
o Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) Note: MOT program
admission requirements include minimum GPA is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 30 hours
o Minimum formula score of 1875 (GPA * GRE) or 1000
|Human Anatomy with Lab
Human Physiology with Lab
|If these courses are taught as A&P I and A&P II, both courses must be completed.|
|Statistics||A statistics course from a math department or psychology department can be used to
meet this requirement. (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this
|Human Growth & Development||A development course in any discipline can be used for Human Growth and Development
as long as it covers the life span. (ULM OTA graduates would have
already met this requirement)
|Introduction to Psychology||(ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement)|
|Introduction to Sociology or Introductory Anthropology||Either Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Anthropology must be taken to meet this requirement. (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement)|
|Conditions in Occupational Therapy Practice||Developmental, Adult, and Mental Health Pathology course of conditions commonly seen in occupational therapy practice. (ULM OTA graduates would have already met this requirement)|
To schedule an advising appointment, please call Dr. Patti Calk at 318-342-5581 or Dr. Carolyn Murphy at 318-342-1639.