The Master of Occupational Therapy program from Loma Linda University begins in the summer quarter each year. The curriculum is built on service-learning, practice, and research representing curriculum content that supports the student's progressive growth and knowledge. For the two three-month fieldwork experiences, the student is assigned for experience at approved hospitals and in community health care programs.
An occupational therapist work with persons who find it difficult to cope with psychological or physiological dysfunction. The primary concern of the therapist is to stimulate those changes in behavior patterns that will increase the patient's personal independence and ability to work within his/her cultural and personal milieu. To accomplish this goal, the occupational therapist evaluates the patient; sets up treatment goals; and selects tasks from the gamut of normal daily self-care activities, using them to assist the patient in gaining independent-living skills regardless of disability or handicap. Essential to the role of occupational therapy is an interest in the behavioral sciences and a concern for the individual's need to find proper adjustments to life's circumstances. A desire to teach and a background or interest in medical science are beneficial. Those inclined to mechanical or scientific techniques are suited to helping patients develop their capacities for employment. Others find that they can use their interests in creative arts, crafts, music, and teaching to work with the disabled homemakers, children and retired persons.Possible Careers: Clinic and hosptial settings, rehabiliation centers, skilled nursing facilities, educational institutions, administration, school-bassed practice, private practice and community-base agencies.
The MOT program is accredited by the American Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Graduates of this program will be able to take the national certification examination for occupational therapy administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
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- Occupation-Based Activity Analysis
- Service-Learning Seminar
- Professional Foundations in OT II: Human Occupation
- Applied Kinesiology
- Conditions in Occupational Therapy: Behavioral Health
- Analysis & Intervention: Behavioral Health
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesPsychology View 891 other Masters in Psychology in United States
- Previous Bachelor's degree earned at an accredited college/university
- All prerequisites must be from regionally accredited colleges/universities, and be complete by December of year applying.
- Minimum 3.2 GPA
- Three personal recommendations
- 40 observation hours in OT settings. Mail, fax, or email the completed observation evaluation forms to Department of Occupational Therapy by deadline.
- Grades below a B- will not be accepted.
- Apply at Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). MOT applicants must first apply to OTCAS; please visit www.otcas.org to create your OTCAS account.
International44047 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 44047 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
National44047 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 44047 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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