Master of Occupational Therapy
The Master of Occupational Therapy program at ISU is a fully accredited course of study preparing students to sit for the national certification examination and to enter the field as competent occupational therapists, helping their clients do what they want and need to do. Students progress through a curriculum that is grounded in the basic sciences but that emphasizes the importance of knowledge in both traditional and emerging practice areas. They gain an appreciation for such concepts as diversity and rural health and learn to deliver occupation-based treatments as part of an interdisciplinary team according to principles of evidence-based and reflective practice. Students complete all classroom and clinical requirements over the course of eight consecutive academic semesters beginning in the fall and finishing May of their third year. They emerge as skilled generalists, fully prepared to assume entry-level positions in all areas of contemporary occupational therapy practice.