Department of Rehabilitation Sciences - The College of Allied Health

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Allied Health
University of Oklahoma HSC
1200 N Stonewall, Room 3092
Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901
Phone: (405) 271-2131,
Fax: (405) 271-2432

Occupational Therapy

Message from Program Director
Thank you for your interest in the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Master of Occupational Therapy Program in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. As the program director, I am very proud of our curriculum, our students, our faculty, and our relationship with the practice community.  As one of 147 occupational therapy programs in the United States, we have the distinction of being one of a few occupational therapy programs found on an Academic Health Science Center campus both in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.  Our students not only have unique opportunities to interact with health care professional students of all kinds, our program shares an interprofessional curriculum model with our physical therapy program in which occupational therapy and physical therapy students share didactic, laboratory, and practical experiences.  With state of the art facilities, we use cutting edge, distance education technology to broadcast lectures between our Oklahoma City and Tulsa campuses via distance education meaning students have short commutes to attend class.   

Our occupational therapy faculty members, along with the physical therapy faculty are committed to preparing students as competent and caring occupational therapists.   We focus not only on occupation-based assessment and intervention, but emphasize therapeutic use of self, service learning experiences in the community, and hands-on learning opportunities. With a dynamic interdisciplinary faculty, known for their creativity and commitment to providing outstanding educational and service experiences using the latest evidence, our program is known for producing equally creative, knowledgeable, and competent occupational therapists.

On behalf of the faculty and students of our program, we thank you for your interest and we hope you spend more time perusing our website and learning about us.   We believe you will see that it is great to be a part of the OUHSC Program in Occupational Therapy.

Professional Entry-Level Program

The Master of Occupational Therapy program prepares students to perform as an entry-level occupational therapist.  The MOT program consists of 80 semester hours of sequenced and integrated didactic and clinical courses beginning in the summer of every year. All didactic course work is offered on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa via distance education. Coursework includes 26 hours of fieldwork; the typical time frame for completing all coursework is three years.

The total number of graduates from the University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2013-2015 was 79 with an overall graduation rate of 88.4%.

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduating Graduation Rate
2013 29/29 100.00%
2014 31/23 74.2%
2015 26/24 92.3%
Total 86/79 88.4%

Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at

Master of Occupational Therapy (M.O.T.)

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Post-Professional Programs

The Doctor of Science degree in rehabilitation sciences is a postprofessional degree that builds on students’ entry-level education and subsequent education and clinical experiences. The goal of the program is to prepare occupational therapists and physical therapists to be scholarly practitioners with advanced clinical reasoning and skills in a specialty area. Graduates will understand and contribute to the scholarship of their professions, particularly through scholarly practice and clinical outcomes research. Most graduates will remain in clinical practice and become leaders in practice, such as clinical instructors, clinic managers, and/or directors of clinical programs
D.Sc. in Rehabilitation Sciences (online program)

A fully Web-based option is now available for the pediatric specialization of the program, which emphasizes early intervention, school-based practice, and assistive technology. Anywhere students have Internet access, they can read and complete assignments online and participate in asynchronous on-line discussions with nationally recognized faculty and other students. A grant from the U.S. Department of Education provides financial support for qualified students. Web-Based Doctor of Science Degree

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In 2005, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) awarded the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Program in Occupational Therapy accreditation for a period of 10 years through 2015/2016. More information.