Preceding their professional preparation, students receive a liberal education in their preprofessional studies at the undergraduate level. Most students complete the Bachelors of Health Science degree (BHS) at UF that includes a common core taken by all students. Health Science students planning to enter the Masters in Occupational Therapy Degree Program complete six courses that can be applied toward their preparation for the MOT degree.
MOT Students that have completed the pre-OT track are admitted for Summer semester only, and graduate at the end of the Fall semester following 1.33 years of full time study (5 semesters) and 58 credits.
Students who have graduated from the other colleges or universities can be admitted to the MOT program and complete the pre-OT track courses as part of their graduate program and prior to initiating coursework in the Masters in Occupational Therapy Degree Program. The six Health Science prerequisite courses are offered the Fall and Spring semesters preceding the Summer start of the MOT program.