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.
Having been charged with or convicted of a felony; having any professional license, registration or certificate revoked, suspended or subject to probationary conditions; or being found to have committed negligence, malpractice, recklessness or willful or intentional misconduct may result in the graduate being barred from sitting for the certification examination.
The graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR) after successful completion of the exam. Most states require licensure to practice. However, attainment of state licenses is usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.