Occupational Therapy at Le Moyne

Caitlin Esposito, Director of the Occupational Therapy Program
Thank you for your interest in the Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy (OT) at Le Moyne. We are thrilled that you are considering OT as a career. Rooted in the values and traditions of Jesuit education, our program prepares students to transition into competent and compassionate practitioners poised to meet the occupational needs of society.

We hope that the information here will help you learn more about both the profession of occupational therapy and Le Moyne’s unique OT program. In addition to traditional coursework, students in our program have the opportunity to engage in fieldwork and service based experiences where they can apply the knowledge and skills related to OT practice in new and innovative ways.

The faculty and staff of Le Moyne College’s OT program looks forward to helping you prepare for and achieve your professional goals through a career in occupational therapy. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions. We look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey.

Best wishes,

Caitlin Esposito, OTD, OTR/L
Chair and Assistant Professor
Program Highlights
Top Entry Level OT Program

The Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy at Le Moyne College is a professional entry-level degree for students who have earned a baccalaureate degree in a field other than occupational therapy.

We are a full-time program of study, completed in a cohort format over 24 months. All courses are sequential. First summer semester is now fully online!
Curricular Sequence for 2020-2021

Our curriculum provides an excellent education for students planning for professional roles as occupational therapy practitioners in traditional settings, as well as in areas of newly identified need.  
Learn more about the OT program at Le Moyne!

Graduates of the program 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 graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, states licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.

Note: A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure. 


  • A profession that helps people across the lifespan do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).(AOTA, 2019
  • "As an inclusive profession, occupational therapy maximizes health, well-being, and quality of life for all people, populations, and communities through effective solutions that facilitate participation in everyday living."(Vision 2025, American Occupational Therapy Association)
  • To learn more about Occupational Therapy, visit the American Occupational Therapy Association, and check out their video that addresses the distinctive value of the profession.


  • A broad scope of practice focusing on individual's across the lifespan in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, community organizations, and emerging areas of practice.
  • Listed as the 4th "Best Jobs in America" for 2019 based on job openings, salary, and overall job satisfaction (glassdoor.com).
  • OT's make an annual average of $83,200 and jobs are expected to grow by 24% through 2026 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). 
  • Quick 24 month time frame offered in a cohort format that helps you achieve your professional goals sooner.
  • Rated one of the Best Entry-Level OT Programs in the North due to our exceptional student outcomes, interdisciplinary facultyand small student/faculty ratio (healthgrad.com). 
  • 100% pass rate on the NBCOT exam.
  • A forward thinking curriculum that prepares students for emerging and "non-traditional" areas of practice along with traditional settings.
  • Roots in Jesuit values with a strong emphasis on service to others in order to promote a more just society.
  • A dedicated state of the art learning environment located in downtown Syracuse, including access to a fully equipped cadaver lab.
  • Active Student Occupational Therapy Association.
 

Becoming an Occupational Therapist

"Becoming a part of Le Moyne’s occupational therapy program was one of the best achievements of my life! One of my favorite initial experiences was participating in cadaver lab, which is a unique experience to be taken advantage of that is not offered by all programs. I am thankful every day to Le Moyne College for fulfilling my dream of becoming an occupational therapist. The time flies by, so enjoy the journey- you won’t regret it!" - Rachel Sodano '18

Accreditation

The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree 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. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org

Graduation Rates

Graduation Year

Students entering/graduating

Graduation Rate

2017
31/30 97%
2018 37/36 97%
 2019 46/41 89%


NBCOT Certification Exam Results:

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://www.nbcot.org/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance

Graduation Year       

Pass Rate         

2017

100%


2018


100%