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    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

    What is Occupational Therapy?

    Occupational Therapy Students

    Occupational Therapy is a health and wellness profession that assists people of all ages and abilities in developing the skills needed to participate in everyday life where they live, learn, work and play. Occupational Therapists are found in a wide variety of practice settings some of which include: hospitals and clinics, community health programs, private practice, schools and early childhood education programs, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, assisted and independent living facilities, home health care, and government agencies.

    Occupational therapy is a smart choice for your future. The average annual earnings of occupational therapists in the US is $83,730 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries are expected to continually increase 1.2% each year. OT jobs are projected to increase in number by 33% by 2020 (much faster than average).  Occupational Therapy is ranked the 11th  in the US News and World’s list of 100 best jobs.

    A Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Le Moyne College will prepare you to be a generalist in the field of occupational therapy and serve as a strong foundation for your career.

    To learn more about Occupational Therapy visit the American Occupational Therapy Association. A great resource is their video that addresses the distinctive value of occupational therapy.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17xF-Z8UOhE&feature=youtu.be

     

    Program Highlights

    Occupational Therapy Students

    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.

    The program is a full-time, 2-year (24 months), cohort format program and all courses are sequential. View the OT section of the College catalog.

    The curriculum is designed to provide an excellent education for students planning for professional roles as occupational practitioners in traditional settings, as well as in areas of newly identified need.

    The program is designed to educate domestic and international professionals who can actively contribute to the profession through service, scholarship and leadership, promoting occupational justice in local and global communities. Our program focuses on the development of an ecologically global forward-thinking attitude and leadership. Our graduates are reflective, compassionate, creative and competent health care professionals with a commitment to life long learning.

    Learn more about the OT program at Le Moyne College

     

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

     

    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

    The total number of graduates from the Occupational Therapy program at Le Moyne College during our first year with graduates (2017) was 30, with an overall graduation rate of 97%.

    Graduation Year

    Students entering/graduating

    Graduation Rate

    2017

    31/30

    97%

    NBCOT Certification Exam Results:
    Le Moyne College's NBCOT Certification pass rate after it's first graduating cohort was 100%. The national average is 98%.
    Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://www.nbcot.org/Educators/Home#SchoolPerformance

    Apply Now Le Moyne requires students to apply online through the Occupational Therapist Centralized Application Service (OTCAS). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with early decision date of November 1st and a deadline of February 15th. Apply Now

    Graduate Admissions For questions related to the admissions process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, Grewen Hall Room 322, phone (315) 445-5444, fax (315) 445-6092 or email ot@lemoyne.edu. Learn More

    Get in Touch

    The Occupational Therapy program at Le Moyne College is located at 140 E. Genesee Street at the corner of S. Warren Street and E. Washington Street in
    downtown Syracuse.
    Call (315) 445-5432 or email OT@lemoyne.edu

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