Le Moyne College Occupational Therapy Program

Occupational Therapy Students
Our curriculum design metaphorically resembles the chambered Nautilus. Beginning on the outer “shell,” students are exposed to the ideas of the person as client, his/her meaningful occupations, and the context in which those occupations occur. Over the semesters, student learn to overlay the curricular threads which include:

  • Leadership and communication
  • Global perspective and knowledge
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Interdisciplinary learning
This process culminates in the development of a graduate who is complex, skilled, and ready for professional practice.
Top Entry Level OT 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

Le Moyne OT Students

  • 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).
  • "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."
  • 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.
  • See the some of the differences between OT and PT in this infographic.

 


Le Moyne OT Students
  • 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.
  • Check out the stories of 7 students who chose to pursue a career in OT.
  • OT's make an annual average of $86,300 and jobs are expected to grow by 17% through 2030 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). 
Le Moyne OT Student

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.
  • 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 . 
  • Consistently high pass rate on the NBCOT exam.
  • A forward thinking curriculum that prepares students for emerging 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

 

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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.


Top Entry Level OT Program

Excellence in Occupational Therapy Scholarships*
$15,000 - $30,000 Tuition Awards
The award is divided equally among the courses of study by a reduction to tuition. This award is presented to students pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the program's mission to contribute to the profession through service, scholarship and leadership, and to promoting occupational justice in local and global communities. In a continued effort to diversify the OT profession, additional preference and award considerations may be given to students who are from diverse personal, professional and identity backgrounds.

Prerequisite Support Awards*
Amounts vary
Students who have been admitted to the master’s degree program in occupational therapy but who are missing prerequisite coursework may be considered for awards to offset the cost of those required classes.

External Scholarships

  • American Occupational Therapy Association E.K. Wise Scholarship
    “The fund for the E. K. Wise scholarship was established in the 1960s through the generous bequest of Elizabeth K. Wise and supports students pursuing an entry-level occupational therapy (OT) or occupational therapy assistant (OTA) degree from diverse backgrounds.Yearly, three awards will be granted in the amount of $2,500. Students may apply for a second year”
  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation
    AOTF offers more than 50 different scholarships annually to students enrolled in occupational therapy programs.
  • *No additional application or interview is required. All applicants who are interviewed for admission are considered for scholarship and will be notified as part of their admission offer.


 

 

 

"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

Theresa Renn
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 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, Northern Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. 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

2020 36/35 97%
2021 21/21 100%
2022 32/29 91%

 

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         

2019 95%
2020 90%
2021 100%

 

Cost of Attendance

Current Cost

MSOT Program 2021 Summer Semester

MSOT Program

2021

Fall Semester

MSOT Program

2022 Spring

Semester

MSOT Program

2022 Summer Semester

MSOT Program 2022

Fall Semester

MSOT Program 2023

Spring Semester

Total Cost

(2-yr program) 2021-2023

Tuition

 $15,475  

 $15,475

$15,475

$15,630

$15,630

$15,630

$91, 500

Student Fee

$0

$405

$405

$0

$445

$445

$1,620

Books & Supplies
(Approx)


$458

$349

$427

$0

$323

$0

$1,557

Loan Fees
(Approx)

$163

$167

$163

$163

$167

$163

$992

Total

$15,691

$16,396

$16,475

$15,793

$16,565

$16,238

$97,158

Illustration based on a 3% increase annually, however fees are subject to change.

 According to FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), cost of attendance is defined as total amount of attending the program, which includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, transportation, loan fees as well as fees associated with distance education.