The Master of Occupational Therapy program at ISU is a fully accredited course of study that prepares students to sit for NBCOT's national certification examination and for entry into the field as competent occupational therapists, who assist their clients with doing what they want and need.
Masters students progress through a curriculum that is grounded in the basic sciences while also emphasizing the importance of knowledge in emerging practice areas. Our students gain essential knowledge of concepts such as diversity and rural health. Each student learns to deliver occupation-based treatments as part of an interdisciplinary team, according to principles of evidence-based and reflective practice. Students complete every classroom and clinical requirement over the course of eight consecutive academic semesters, beginning in the fall and finishing in May of their third year. All of our students emerge as skilled generalists, fully prepared to assume entry-level positions in all areas of contemporary occupational therapy practice.
Our Masters program is now available in Pocatello and Meridian Idaho. Applicants for Pocatello/Meridian will apply for the program using the OTCAS online system. 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 simultaneously be taught at both campuses via state-of-the-art distance learning technology. Courses that originate from either campus with a live instructor are 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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