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Occupational Therapy Virtual Information Session

Tuesday, October 26, 2021
6pm Mountain Time via Zoom

Meeting ID: 611 352 0271

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Welcome to CMU's Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program* 

Occupational therapy is a health care profession that focuses on helping people regain, develop or master everyday skills in order to live independent, productive and satisfying lives. (Source: AOTA Website).

The profession promotes and maintains health, maximizes independent functioning, and enhances development through the therapeutic use of meaningful everyday activities.  Occupational therapy practitioners work in a wide range of settings including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, psychiatric facilities, and community health programs. School systems, hospitals, and long-term-care facilities are the primary work settings for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

Colorado Mesa University’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program is scheduled to matriculate the first class of future Occupational Therapists in Spring 2022 (pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission).  The program will consist of didactic and clinical academic work over the course of 24 months. The profession's accrediting body, ACOTE, has granted Candidacy status to this program and, pending HLC and ACOTE candidacy approval and accreditation, graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and will be able to apply for licensure through the professional licensure board in the state in which they wish to practice. 

Please read ACOTE's letter to potential applicants regarding the program's candidacy status: 
ACOTE Letter to Candidates

The OTCAS 2021-2022 application cycle will launch on July 22, 2021.


*All aspects of the MSOT Program are pending approval by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).