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Now Hiring Master of Occupational Therapy Department Chair!

Idaho State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the newly formed Department of Occupational Therapy. The Pocatello, Idaho-based Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is housed in the College of Health and just celebrated its twenty-year anniversary. The MOT program has recently expanded to the Meridian campus and an OTD is in the early planning stages. The College of Health has programs on 4 campuses, is home to 41 programs and eleven departments and serves the state-wide mission to educate health care professionals. 

The Department is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative leader with a vision for Occupational Therapy Education. The new chair will envision the organizational design and future direction of the OT Department and lead the development of the OTD. The ideal candidate will be an accomplished academician with a knowledge of contemporary OT practice, curricular and program assessment, and curricular and program design. The successful candidate will have an established scholarly record with the ability to mentor faculty, staff and students. Candidates should have a record that demonstrates eligibility to be appointed at a senior rank. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. The position is full time, 12-month, tenure track, associate/full professor. A terminal degree in OT or a related field is preferred.

Click here for full details and instructions to apply!




Accelerated BSHS/MOT Concentration

DID YOU KNOW?  Undergraduates in ISU's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program may shave one year off the usual MOT course of study through the Pre OT - Accelerated Concentration. This option involves:

  • Entry into the OT curriculum at Idaho State University in the senior year of undergraduate study
  • Awarding of a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree after the first year
  • Awarding of the Master of Occupational Therapy degree after two more years

For more information, read about admission requirements here and then contact Dr. Amanda Henscheid for more information at

Master of Occupational Therapy Program

Students who have already earned a bachelor degree can apply directly to our graduate program. The Master of Occupational Therapy program at ISU is distinguished by:

  • Small class size/personal attention
  • Curriculum grounded in the basic sciences
  • 100% job placement of graduates
  • 100% NBCOT exam pass rate
  • Competitive tuition for residents and non-residents.  Visit our Costs page for more information:
NBCOT Pass Rate* 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Total Number of Graduates 17 17 13 16 63
Employment Rates**   100% 100%  100%  100% 

 *w/in 1 year of graduation  ** 6 months after graduation

The Occupational Therapy program is accredited 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.  AOTA's phone number is (301) 652-AOTA.  Their website is Graduates will be able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

Program results for the NBCOT can be found online at



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