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Where can I complete the pre-requisite courses required for the MOT program?

May 22nd, 2014

Pre-requisite courses can be completed at any accredited college or university.  This includes community colleges.

Do I have to complete all of the admission requirements at the time I apply?

Aug 23rd, 2013

All prerequisite courses must be completed by the time you enroll in the program. However, the Admission Committee must have enough information about your performance in these courses to predict […]

How old can the pre-requisite courses be?

May 30th, 2013

The UF Graduate School requires all pre-requisite courses to be less than 7 years old. The UF MOT Admissions Committee prefers that Anatomy, Physiology, Statistics, and Abnormal Psychology be less […]

What housing options are available for students?

Feb 2nd, 2012

UF Graduate and Family Housing Website: http://www.housing.ufl.edu/gfh/choices/ The Department of Housing and Residence Education features five different apartment complexes known as villages that are available to all Graduate and Professional […]

What is Occupational Therapy and how do I find out more about the profession of Occupational Therapy?

Jan 5th, 2012

Occupational therapy is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all areas of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing the skills necessary for independent and satisfying lives. […]

What is the job outlook for graduates from the MOT program?

Jan 5th, 2012

Occupational Therapy was listed in U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 Best Careers. The job outlook was listed as excellent. For more information see the […]

I am interested in applying to the Master’s in OT program. I have a bachelor’s degree, but no pre-OT courses.

Jan 5th, 2012

You are eligible for the conditional admission program. You can enter the MOT program with an undergraduate degree in any major. Students are admitted into the program and complete the […]

I am interested in applying to the MOT program at the University of Florida. What should I do first?

Jan 5th, 2012

Look over this website to get an idea of our educational philosophy and the course work that you will study once in the program. You can also find admission requirements […]

Is a Bachelor’s degree required for admission to the program? What should I take as an undergraduate major?

Jan 5th, 2012

Yes, an undergraduate or BS degree is required. Though many students will complete this college’s Health Science degree and the pre-OT track, you can enter the MOT program with an […]

I have an AA degree from a Florida community college, what is the best major at UF to enter to qualify for the MOT program?

Jan 5th, 2012

Many students who enter the MOT program have completed the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Health Science degree and the pre-OT track. This degree and track enables you […]

Is the GRE required to apply to the program?

Jan 5th, 2012

Yes. For applicants submitting scores from the new version of the GRE, minimum scores of 141 (math) and 150 (verbal) with a minimum combined score of over 300 are recommended. […]

How do I find out what pre-requisites are needed to apply to the program?

Jan 5th, 2012

View the required pre-requisite table.

What are the admission deadlines? When do classes start?

Jan 5th, 2012

If you have a BHS Degree and completed the pre-OT Track application deadline January 15th and classes begin Summer C. Applicants with other Bachelor degrees have a February 15th application […]

What types of clinical experiences are needed to apply to the program?

Jan 5th, 2012

Thirty (30) hours of observation in at least 2 diverse OT settings are required for application. Check the yellow pages or contact the facility directly for permission to observe. Students […]

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Does the MOT program have specific forms for recommendations and to log observation hours?

Jan 5th, 2012

Recommendation and observation documentation forms are located in the application packet .

When does the MOT program begin?

Jan 5th, 2012

For students entering from the Health Science programs that have completed the pre-OT track coursework, the MOT classes begin Summer C. For students entering with degrees from other programs and […]

Can I substitute course work from other universities or programs for the Health Science pre-OT course work?

Jan 5th, 2012

Students may transfer a limited number of upper division courses into the program. Students wishing to do so must include full course syllabi for each course with their admission packets. […]

What are the tuition and fees for the MOT program?

Jan 5th, 2012

View the annual cost estimates for graduate students.

Are there student assistantships available for the MOT program?

Jan 5th, 2012

We do not offer assistantships through the MOT program.

What financial aid and scholarships am I eligible for?

Jan 5th, 2012

You may be eligible for university administered financial aid and scholarships. Contact Student Financial Affairs for more information. Also, check the American Occupational Therapy Association for more scholarship information.