Occupational Therapy Admission Information


The MS Occupational Therapy (OT) program at Le Moyne College focuses on the development of forward-thinking practitioners engaged in global healthcare rehabilitation agendas and an inter-professional approach to education and learning. Our curriculum presents students with a learning environment and experiences that facilitate change, preparing students for a variety of roles such as educator, administrator, healthcare leader, and community based practitioner among others.

The admission process is competitive and candidates are highly encouraged to request an individual appointment with graduate admissions if they are considering an application.

Le Moyne offers a Direct-Entry Program to high school seniors entering the college environment for the first time. Admission requirements for high school seniors differ from those listed below.

Admission Deadlines:

Summer 2024 Enrollment: Extended Priority Application Deadline - January 15, 2024

Application Information


Prerequisite Coursework

Competitive applicants will have no more than two outstanding prerequisite courses (including courses in progress) at the time of application.

A planning worksheet with detailed course recommendations can be found here, or by clicking the image below:

Image of Prerequisite Planning Worksheet

Required prerequisites include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I (200+ course level course highly recommended)
  • Anatomy and Physiology II (200+ course level course highly recommended)
  • *Neuroscience or Brain and Behavior (must have a neuroanatomy component)
  • Cultural Ideas/Global Perspectives (examples include: sociology, anthropology, gender studies, etc.)
  • Lifespan/Human Development (or an appropriate suite of courses covering human development from birth-death)
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Statistics (social science statistics or biostatistics preferred)
  • *Medical Terminology (min. 1 semester credit)
  • English Composition/Technical Writing
  • Humanities (ethics, philosphy or theology preferred)

*Prerequisite coursework is available through Le Moyne College. Neuroscience and Medical Terminology are offered regularly as 100% online courses through the OT Department. Please contact [email protected] for more information.


Observation Hours

Applicants should demonstrate they have completed (or are in progress to complete) a minimum of 30 clinical observation hours under the supervision of a licensed OT. Ideally, these hours will be in multiple settings with different clients to show a diverse set of experiences.

*The admission committee is aware that the global pandemic has made securing observation hours very difficult for some applicants. Students are encouraged to apply asap, even if they are working to finish their required 30 hours of observation, as our committee will review those considerations case by case during the admission process.*

In addition, Quinnipiac University (author Cheryl B. Lucas, EdD, OTR/L) has recently released an online shadowing experience that will count for our observation hour requirement. Students can take advantage of this free learning module online here (password: LucasQU).

The module is estimated to provide you with an additional 10 hours of observation experience.

OTCAS will prompt you to report your observation hours in the application. There is no supplemental documentation required.

Teresa Renn