More students are seeking out Occupational Therapy programs every year as the major grows in popularity.
The Occupational Therapy programs at Alvernia University are dedicated to promoting the health, well-being, and quality of life of persons experiencing disability.
Our programs provide outstanding preparation for roles in both traditional settings and newly emerging areas of need. The programs’ distinctive evidence-based, occupation-focused, and client’ centered approach combines challenging coursework, diverse clinical placements, and the opportunity to collaborate with faculty who are leaders in their fields.
To prepare excellent practitioners who are prepared to provide occupation-focused, client-centered, and evidence-based services and are committed to leadership in practice.
Alvernia University offers two Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy degree tracks based upon a student's previous coursework.
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to:
Alvernia University faculty are actively engaged in research and scholarship to further build and apply the knowledge base of OT. As faculty share their expertise in classes, MSOT students benefit from hearing about cutting edge developments in theory and practice. Innovative clinical learning experiences (Practicum II Fieldwork) are woven through all Alvernia University courses in the educational program.
The occupational therapy program curriculum reflects the commitment of the Alvernia University occupational therapy faculty to high-quality, rigorous, up-to-date preparation for practice. The MSOT curriculum is designed to provide integrated preparation for diverse professional roles as an occupational therapy practitioner in traditional settings as well as in areas of newly identified need. The curriculum follows a development sequence that integrates academic courses and clinical learning experiences (Practicum II Fieldwork) throughout the program.
On November 30, 2012, the program received a 7 year accreditation for an entry-level professional master’s degree www.acoteonline.org.
Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become board certified by NBCOT. Alvernia boasts a competitive pass rate on this exam. For the most up to date pass rate visit https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.