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Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Program Information

Master of Science Occupational Therapy


Curriculum Accreditation Performance


The delivery of the Occupational Therapy program at the graduate level revolves around instructors facilitating learning through problem-based case management. Students in the MSOT program will be required to utilize theory, logic, clinical reasoning and pragmatic skills in an interactive learning environment. It is expected that students will participate in discussions and debates and develop treatment choices based on sound research and theoretical assumptions. The Master of Occupational Therapy curriculum emphasizes mastery of the skills required for entrylevel practice. The curriculum is designed so that graduates can review, understand, conduct and interpret research activities. Evidence-based practice initiatives make it essential that practitioners’ research skills are well developed.

A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT examination or attain state licensure.


This program is offered on the following campus: Flint (FL), Center for Graduate Studies (CG)
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Occupational Therapy (MSOT) Program

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Program Mission & Outcomes

  1. Upon passage of the national Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) Examination, graduates seeking employment will obtain positions in or related to occupational therapy. At least 95% of all graduates will be employed as occupational therapists or in related positions within 90 days of eligibility.
  2. Utilize critical thinking skills to administer assessments in a uniform manner to ensure findings are valid and reliable (establish needs and priorities for intervention).
  3. Adjust/modify the assessment procedures based on client’s needs, behaviors, and culture (identify and design interventions).
  4. Establish accurate and appropriate treatment plans based on the evaluation results, through integrating multiple factors such as client’s priorities, context(s), theories, and evidence-based practice.
  5. Implement intervention plans that are client-centered.
  6. Satisfactorily produce the volume of work (treatment, documentation, and administrative duties) required in the expected time frame.
  7. Clearly and effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally with clients, families, significant others, colleagues, service providers, and the public (responsibilities as a professional).
  8. Demonstrate consistent work behaviors including initiative, preparedness, dependability, and work site maintenance.
  9. Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills by adhering to ethics of the profession, safety regulations, and judgment in safety in regard to self and others during all fieldwork II- related activities (manage OT services and advance effectiveness).
  10. Collectively score at or above 80% for the Occupational Therapists Registered (OTR) Examination annually.
  11. Demonstrate an appreciation for the complexity of context and diversity (including but not limited to socio-economics, culture, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, disabling conditions, and sexual orientation) on engagement in occupation.


Course Student Learning Outcomes

Academic Plan

Background Check Requirements

Yes, Background Check required.  Visit the Background Checks page for more information.


Additional Program Information

            The Flint Campus will being using a new online application process with the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS) starting with the 2019 Spring Semester. 
Students can apply online at
Contact Jo Anne Crain, PhD at [email protected] for more information.


Library Resources

Visit the Baker College Research Guide page for library research resources for this program.

For additional Library and Learning Support Services, visit our Academic Resource Center.


Clinical / Work Experience Information

Please see your Program Director for additional program information.

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Career Readiness

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