Why Occupational Therapy at 精东影业

Occupational Therapy Students
We are a full-time program of study, completed in a cohort format over 24 months.

All courses are sequential. First summer semester is now fully online! 

  • A professional entry-level degree for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a field other than occupational therapy
  • Our curriculum provides an excellent education for students planning for professional roles as occupational therapy practitioners in traditional settings, as well as in areas of newly identified need.
  • Quick 24 month time frame offered in a cohort format that helps you achieve your professional goals sooner.
  • Rated one of the Best Entry-Level OT Programs in the North due to our exceptional student outcomes, and small student/faculty ratio.
  • Consistently high pass rate on the NBCOT exam.
  • A forward thinking curriculum that prepares students for emerging areas of practice along with traditional settings.
  • Roots in Jesuit values with a strong emphasis on service to others in order to promote a more just society.
  • A dedicated state of the art learning environment located in downtown Syracuse, including access to a fully equipped cadaver lab.
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Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy (OT) at 精东影业. We are thrilled that you are considering OT as a career. Rooted in the values and traditions of Jesuit education, our program prepares students to transition into competent and compassionate practitioners poised to meet the occupational needs of society.

We hope that the information here will help you learn more about both the profession of occupational therapy and 精东影业鈥檚 unique OT program. In addition to traditional coursework, students in our program have the opportunity to engage in fieldwork and service based experiences where they can apply the knowledge and skills related to OT practice in new and innovative ways.

The faculty and staff of 精东影业鈥檚 OT program looks forward to helping you prepare for and achieve your professional goals through a career in occupational therapy. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions. We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey.

Best wishes,

Caitlin Esposito, OTD, OTR/L
Chair and Assistant Professor

精东影业 OT Students

  • A profession that helps people across the lifespan do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).
  • "As an inclusive profession, occupational therapy maximizes health, well-being, and quality of life for all people, populations, and communities through effective solutions that facilitate participation in everyday living."
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  • A broad scope of practice focusing on individual's across the lifespan in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, community organizations, and emerging areas of practice.
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  • OT's make an annual average of $86,300 and jobs are expected to grow by 17% through 2030 ().听
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Our curriculum design metaphorically resembles the chambered Nautilus. Beginning on the outer 鈥渟hell,鈥 students are exposed to the ideas of the person as client, his/her meaningful occupations, and the context in which those occupations occur. Over the semesters, student learn to overlay the curricular threads which include:

  • Leadership and communication
  • Global perspective and knowledge
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Interdisciplinary learning

This process culminates in the development of a graduate who is complex, skilled, and听ready for professional practice.

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Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, states licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.Note: A felony conviction may affect a graduate鈥檚 ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.


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Excellence in Occupational Therapy Scholarships*
$15,000 - $30,000 Tuition Awards
The award is divided equally among the courses of study by a reduction to tuition. This award is presented to students pursuing a master鈥檚 degree in occupational therapy who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the program's mission to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship and leadership, and to promoting occupational justice in local and global communities. In a continued effort to diversify the OT profession, additional preference and award considerations may be given to students who are from diverse personal, professional and identity backgrounds.

Prerequisite Support Awards*
Amounts vary
Students who have been admitted to the master鈥檚 degree program in occupational therapy but who are missing prerequisite coursework may be considered for awards to offset the cost of those required classes.

External Scholarships


  • 鈥淭he fund for the E. K. Wise scholarship was established in the 1960s through the generous bequest of Elizabeth K. Wise and supports students pursuing an entry-level occupational therapy (OT) or occupational therapy assistant (OTA) degree from diverse backgrounds.Yearly, three awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500. Students may apply for a second year鈥

  • AOTF offers more than 50 different scholarships annually to students enrolled in occupational therapy programs.
  • *No additional application or interview is required. All applicants who are interviewed for admission are considered for scholarship and will be notified as part of their admission offer.


 
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Accreditation

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 510E Bethesda, MD  20814. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is . 

Graduation Rates

Graduation Year

Students entering
/graduating

Graduation Rate

2022 32/29 91%
2023 37/32 86%
2024 25/23 92%

 

NBCOT Certification Exam Results:
Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at 
 

Graduation Year       

Pass Rate         

2020 90%
2021 100%
2022 100%

 

Cost of Attendance

Current Cost

MSOT Program 2022 Summer Semester

MSOT Program

2022

Fall Semester

MSOT Program

2023 Spring

Semester

MSOT Program

2023 Summer Semester

MSOT Program 2023

Fall Semester

MSOT Program 2024

Spring Semester

Total Cost

(2-yr program) 2022-2024

Tuition

 $15,630  

 $15,630

$15,630

$15,630

$15,630

$15,630

$93,780

Student Fee

$0

$445

$445

$0

$500

$500

$1,890

Books & Supplies
(Approx)


$458

$349

$427

$0

$323

$0

$1,557

Loan Fees
(Approx)

$163

$167

$163

$163

$167

$163

$986

Total

$16,251

$16,591

$16,665

$15,793

$16,620

$16,293

$98,213

Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however fees are subject to change.

 According to FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), cost of attendance is defined as total amount of attending the program, which includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, transportation, loan fees as well as fees associated with distance education.