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Idaho State University

Be an occupational therapist

Master of OT

Students who have earned a bachelor degree go directly into our graduate program. The Master of Occupational Therapy program at ISU is distinguised by:

  • Small class size/personal attention
  • Curriculum grounded in the basic sciences
  • 100% job placement of graduates
  • Strong NBCOT exam pass rate
Total Number of Graduates* 16 12 12 35
Graduation Rates 88% 100% 75% 87%
Employment Rates (6 months after graduation) 100% 100% 100% 100%
NBCOT Pass Rate (first time test takers) 94% 100% 100% 100%

*Average class size is 14 MOT Students

The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. 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)

Bachelor to Master

Undergraduates may begin OT study through ISU's Bachelor of Science in Health Science program and through the Pre OT - Accelerated Concentration can shave one year off the usual course of study. This option involves:

  • Entry into the OT curriculum 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

Student Connections

Students with the ISU occupational therapy program are a diverse group with a wide variety of interests, skills, and backgrounds. Multiple opportunities exist for students to connect with one another for learning and for recreation. Student information in this section includes:

  • Student testimonials
  • Scholarship information
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)


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