Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT)

The UF Department of Occupational Therapy offered a Masters in Occupational Therapy (MOT). This program prepared students to meet the demands of a highly technological and fast paced American health care system.

The Masters in Occupational Therapy Degree Program was designed for students who do not have a entry-level professional level OT degree.

By completing the Liberal Arts prerequisites for the program, students study the biological, psychological and social systems that impact on the performance of occupational roles. The MOT program provided a strong background in theory, assessment and therapeutic interventions and assisted student to develop a strong professional identity.

Since 1961, the UF OT program has received continued accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®), of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is http://www.acoteonline.org.

MOT Graduation Rates

Graduation Year Students Entering Students Graduating Graduation Rate
2017 42 40 95.2%
2018 44 43 98%
2019 46 45 98%
Total 2017-2019 132 128 97%

Graduates of the program were eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  After successful completion of this exam, the graduate became an occupational therapist, registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure to practice, however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Information about the credentialing of occupational therapists can be found at the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT®). Results are available for the UF MOT student performance on the NBCOT exam for the last 3 years. View official program performance data on the NBCOT National Certification Exam: https://www.nbcot.org/en/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance.