In response to national trends toward entry-level doctoral education for occupational therapists, Cleveland State University's Master of Occupational Therapy Program is in the process of transitioning to the doctoral level. Cleveland State University's entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Cleveland State University plans to offer a 3-year, 8-term, entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree beginning Fall 2020. The Master of Occupational Therapy Program will no longer be accepting applications for admission. Please refer to the following webpage for further information about the Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program.
The Cleveland State University (CSU) Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program is one of seven programs in the School of Health Sciences, offered within the College of Sciences and Health Professions. The OT Program has been in existence for over 40 years, admitting its first Bachelor’s degree class in 1974. The program transitioned to an entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2002.
Graduates of the CSU MOT Program are prepared to work in both medical and community-based settings. They assume diverse roles in clinical practice, consultation, teaching, management, research, and advocacy. The occupation-centered curriculum is designed using an adult learning model, integrating didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences through seven consecutive semesters. The Program offers unique service learning programs in the community that are designed to provide our students with an opportunity to participate in innovative and emerging areas of practice that enhance engagement in meaningful occupations to improve the quality of life and health of participants. The experienced faculty provide high quality instruction and learning opportunities, preparing graduates to become skilled and ethical practitioners who provide occupational therapy services to diverse individuals and communities within complex interdisciplinary systems using the best evidence.
MOT PROGRAM OUTCOMES
The total number of graduates from the CSU Master of Occupational Therapy Program during the three-year period of 2017-2019 is 134, with an overall graduation rate of 96%.
*1 student withdrew from the program
**4 students from the Class of 2019 are completing their Fieldwork in 2020 for various reasons
NBCOT Certification Examination Results
After successful completion of the CSU MOT program, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
Please note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the national certification exam and attain a state license. Direct any questions to NBCOT and the Ohio Licensure Board.
CSU MOT Program NBCOT certification exam results also are available at this link: https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx
To learn more about the COST OF ATTENDANCE of the MOT Program, click on the MOT Cost of Attendance https://sciences.csuohio.edu/occupational-therapy/cost-attendance
To learn more about the COST OF ATTENDANCE of the OTD Program, click on the OTD Cost of Attendance https://sciences.csuohio.edu/occupational-therapy/otd-cost-attendance
To learn more about our program, please explore this website. Additionally, the MOT Program strongly encourages all interested students to schedule an appointment with an MOT advisor.
To learn more about our faculty, please visit their faculty profiles.