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Master of Occupational Therapy

 

 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW:  St. Ambrose offers the only program leading to a registered occupational therapist degree in the state of Iowa.

The "2 plus 3" program consists of liberal arts education prerequisites emphasizing biological and social sciences, and three years of professional occupational therapy course requirements including internships.

  • Undergraduates can complete two years of general education and prerequisites and enter the program in their junior year, graduating with a Master of Occupational Therapy in only five years.
  • Students who have earned degrees in other fields can enter as graduate students. They must earn approximately 90 credits, and spend five semesters on campus and one semester completing Level II fieldwork.


MISSION STATEMENT:  The St. Ambrose University Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program develops ethical, innovative, and sensitive health professionals engaged in life-long learning who serve as socially responsive individuals dedicated to optimizing the occupational participation of others in a diverse and global society.

COURSEWORK OVERVIEW:  The professional coursework is includes five semesters on campus with the final semester including 24 weeks of full-time field experience. Within the three year format, students will have the opportunity to complete their undergraduate degree (if an undergrad student) and enroll in electives, special topics or independent study courses that will enrich their educational experience.