Occupational Therapy

JUNE 18, 2020

Statement of Our Commitment to Inclusion and Equity

George Floyd mural
Photo by Lorie Shaull

Today we move forward with resolve after the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. Our students, faculty, staff, and community are still heartbroken, frustrated, and traumatized by the event. Over the past weeks, most of us have witnessed the kind of anguish and fear that people of color and minority communities face every day.

Please read our complete inclusion and equity statement here.

Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Program!

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There are several curricula in the University of Minnesota’s Occupational Therapy program: the Entry-level Doctorate (OTD), Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and a partnership with the Rehabilitation Science graduate program (PhD) for students wishing to become an OT educator or researcher. Many faculty also serve on the Rehabilitation Science faculty, a research-based graduate program.

The Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota has received candidacy status for an entry-level OTD program 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. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.

The program will now complete a pre-accreditation review, an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before graduates will be eligible to take the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

The University of Minnesota’s MOT program is fully accredited by ACOTE. The MOT program is not accepting new students in that it is in the process of transitioning to the doctoral degree.  MOT graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).

In the Fall of 2019, the Occupational Therapy program enrolled its first class in a professional doctorate program.  

Because the OTD program is new to the University of Minnesota,  we presently have no past record of OTD student performance on the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) NBCOT scores can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

The Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Program Outcomes can be found on our Outcomes page.

COVID-19 Operational Updates and Resources

For the latest on the University's response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the University's COVID-19 web site and Safe Campus website. Additional COVID-19 resources and updates can be found on the Office of Clinical Affairs web site.

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(877) 334-2659

Mailing Address

Program in Occupational Therapy
MMC 368
420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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