Master of Occupational Therapy
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 will be available at two locations starting in fall semester 2022, in Pocatello and Meridian, Idaho. Successful applicants will be offered a seat at either campus, until one campus has reached its capacity of 20 students, at which point all further admitted students will be assigned to the campus with vacancies. Students are admitted to the program based on the overall competitiveness of their applications, not their campus preferences. 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. Apply now thru January 15, 2022!