First Step Sessions
Your First Steps
The Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota has applied for accreditation 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 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
If approved, the OTD program will receive candidacy status. The program will then complete a pre-accreditation review, an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before 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). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).
If the OTD does not receive candidacy status this April, then the currently offered MOT program will remain in place for the Fall 2019 entering class. Graduates of this currently accredited program (same contact information as above) are eligible to sit for 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).
OT Visit Days
A Visit Day agenda includes:
- A First Steps Session
- An optional tour of OT program areas
- A student/faculty panel
On-campus First Step Sessions are the recommended “first step” for anyone seeking admission to the University of Minnesota Program in Occupational Therapy.
A first step session agenda includes:
- A definition of Occupational Therapy
- Career outlook (unavailable for OTD)
- Prerequisite courses and expectations
- Application process
- Profile of previous accepted students (unavailable for OTD)
- Options for health careers
- Course planning strategies
Bring questions; there will be time to answer individual concerns. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. You may register for Twin Cities information sessions at the Health Career Center website. Our admissions specialist can meet with students on an individual basis by appointment after they have attended an on-campus or online First Step meeting.
Health Careers Center, 2-565 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
University of MN-Rochester, 388 University Square
111 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55902