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The Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy recently made the difficult decision to postpone our DPT 30th and MOT 20th Anniversary Celebrations scheduled for Saturday, September 25 in Pocatello and Meridian.  Crisis Standards of Care have been activated for the entire state of Idaho for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began and cases continue to rise. The health, safety and well-being of our friends and supporters remains our highest priority.   At this time, we do not have a future date for these events.
We apologize for the change in plans, and appreciate your understanding of our commitment to safety. 


Apply Now for Meridian or Pocatello Campus

We are excited to announce we are now accepting applications for the Pocatello and Meridian campus for admission in Fall 2022!  We will offer 20 seats at each of our Pocatello and Meridian campuses each fall.  Applicants to either campus will follow the same application process found here.  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.  You can increase your chances of being assigned your preferred site by meeting AND exceeding all of our entry requirements

We are happy to help you with your application questions at 208-282-4095 or




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. Kelly Thompson for more information at

Master of OT

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
  • Strong NBCOT exam pass rate
NBCOT Pass Rate* 100% 100% 100% 100%
Total Number of Graduates 17 13 16 46
Graduation Rates        
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 from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be
found online at