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Occupational Therapy, M.S.
Occupational therapists (OTs) work with clients of all ages, who have physical, mental, or developmental difficulties to improve participation and engagement in daily activities.
Two curriculum options: traditional full-time, two year program or the hybrid full-time, three year program (for students who must maintain employment throughout the program due to life commitments.) Both lead to an entry-level Master of Science in occupational therapy. Completion of all prerequisite coursework; a minimum of 50 hours of work, volunteer, and/or job shadow experience with a licensed OT*; and the previous attainment of a bachelor's degree are required before starting either program.
*Due to COVID restrictions, the MSOT program is waiving/rescinding this requirement for the 2022 admissions cycle.
Why Study Occupational Therapy at Grand Valley?
- Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. Phone: (301) 652-AOTA. Web: acoteonline.org.
- One hundred percent of GVSU occupational therapy graduates are employed in the field.
- Over the past three years, Grand Valley has had an overall pass rate of 100 percent on the NBCOT Board Exam.
- OT is considered one of the top careers for the future with a growth rate of 26 percent in the next eight years.
- Named one of the top OT graduate programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.