Master of Occupational Therapy – Program Features
Occupational therapy education at Maryville reflects the University’s mission of creating a learning environment where teaching and mentoring students is paramount. The curriculum embraces the core philosophy of the profession: to promote peoples’ engagement in purposeful activity (occupation) including its interpersonal and environmental components, to prevent and mediate dysfunction and to elicit maximum adaptation.
The Occupational Therapy Program at Maryville University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; (301) 652-2682.
website: www.acoteonline.org. Graduation from an ACOTE accredited program is required to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy certification exam.
Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.
Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.