Master of Occupational Therapy
Help individuals maximize their health and quality of life by engaging in meaningful activity through the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) in Temple’s College of Public Health. Learn how to evaluate client’s functional needs, then develop and implement solutions for clients to gain independence. In this professional entry-level program, you’ll be encouraged to cultivate five professional roles on your path as an occupational therapist: engager, innovator, learner, perceiver and thinker.
Combine community and fieldwork experiences with your courses in order to connect with clients and their families, and with professionals in other disciplines. Pick up clinical skills through directed observation and experiential learning methods. The program has strong ties to its North Philadelphia community, and students typically engage in fieldwork with community partners in the area during their first year. You’ll be taught to understand social needs, policies and trends to prepare for fulfilling professional lives. Learn more about Occupational Therapy program values and objectives.
The Occupational Therapy program fosters a tight-knit community of students who support each other both in and out of the classroom through meaningful academic and service ventures. From 2013–2016, the master’s program graduated 125 students total, with an overall graduation rate of 98 percent.
Who Should Apply?
Apply for the Occupational Therapy program if you hold an undergraduate degree and are not licensed as an occupational therapist, but interested in entering the profession.
If you are a currently licensed occupational therapist who has an undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy or an entry-level Certificate in OT but no master’s degree, you may be interested in the Post-Professional Certificate in Occupational Therapy.
If you’re a certified occupational therapist with a master’s degree, you may be interested in the Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy.