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Master of Occupational Therapy Program

As Tennessee's leading provider of healthcare professionals, UTHSC's mission is to meet the state's workforce needs while maintaining a standard of academic excellence. The entry level Master's Program in Occupational Therapy has the unique opportunity to include health concerns of urban communities while providing cost-effective healthcare education. 

The MOT Program's distinguishing features include:

  • a bachelor’s degree is required;
  • inter-professional education
  • faculty expertise in pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, assistive technology, low vision, and neuroscience
  • faculty with advanced degrees: the majority hold doctoral degrees
  • over 500 fieldwork sites nationwide
  • advanced classroom technologies, including simulation experience with live actors and lifelike mannequins
  • small group learning experiences
  • professional development opportunities
  • emphasis on diversity, community outreach, and research
  • immersed in the UTHSC Health Science Center with opportunities across the state
  • advanced certification of faculty in assistive technology, sensory integration, low vision, parenting support, aging-in-place, manual therapy, and feeding.

Students will start their courses in the in the Fall Term (August). All students will graduate in the year in which all academic and fieldwork requirements have been met. The professional program consists of 21 months of coursework and six months of fieldwork. UTHSC graduates emerge as leaders who are competent, compassionate, community change agents prepared to improve healthcare throughout the delivery of quality care to all citizens.

The College of Health Professions strives to create a diverse student body that is representative of a wide range of social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds and maintains excellence in each program. All qualified in-state and-out of-state individuals who meet the admissions requirements for the academic programs offered by the College are encouraged to apply and will be considered fully. However, as a state-supported institution, preference for admission will be given to residents of the state of Tennessee who have the same qualifications as non-resident applicants.

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Admissions Profile

The minimum GPA to apply is 3.0. A minimum score of 3.5 is required on the analytical portion of the GRE. Mean scores for (N=36) admitted occupational therapy students for the Class of 2019 (entered January 2017) are listed below.

Class size: 37
GPA: 3.52
GRE (V): 149.5
GRE (Q): 150.7
GRE Analytical Writing: 3.97

Sep 7, 2023