Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

MSOT Contacts  

Neil Penny

Neil Penny, Ed.D, M.S., OTR/L
Associate Professor
Chair, Occupational Therapy Department
Occupational Therapy Program Director

   Bernardine Hall, Room 1107

Kelly Burr, M.Ed
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
School of Graduate and Adult Education

   540 Upland Avenue
   Reading, PA 19611
   Phone: 610-796-8296
   Fax: 610-796-8367

Why get a MSOT degree?

Professional practice in Occupational Therapy gives you the opportunity to find a career niche that capitalizes on your passions, talents, and interests. In this dynamic profession, you will be able to:

  • Combine your diverse interests in psychology, art, exercise, nutrition, or wellness in a respected health field that embraces a holistic perspective
  • Leverage your creativity, people skills, and solid understanding of medical issues to help others live meaningful lives

Improve the Lives of Others

Today's occupational therapists are a catalyst for powerful positive change for those with or without disability. As an OT professional, you could use a variety of innovative activities to:

  • Assist children with developmental delays experience the joy of success in play, self-care, and social interactions
  • Help accident victims reclaim their lives after serious injuries
  • Support the elderly transition from dysfunction and despair to better functioning and renewed enthusiasm for living
  • Inspire at-risk youth to develop skills for productive living
  • Promote health and well-being in homeless shelters, private practices, and executive centers
  • Create positive changes in under-served neighborhoods and populations by helping people build healthy communities
  • Design functional products for companies

Furthermore, earning a master's degree fulfills the requirements that allows you to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination.