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The Master of Occupational Therapy program at ISU is a fully accredited course of study preparing students to sit for NBCOT's 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.

The program is now available in two locations: Pocatello and Meridian, Idaho.  Applicants for Pocatello and Meridian will apply for the program using the OTCAS online system using the instructions found here.  After students are accepted into the program, they will be asked about their campus preference. After campus preferences are submitted, the admissions committee will meet to make campus assignments. While committee members will attempt to honor campus preferences, the student preferred campus is not guaranteed 

All courses will be delivered to both campuses simultaneously via state-of-the-art distance-learning technology.  They will originate from either campus with a live instructor and be broadcast to a remote classroom on the other campus.  Hands-on laboratory courses will be staffed with on-site faculty on both campuses.  

The Occupational Therapy program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

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