Occupational Therapy MOT

Occupational Therapy MOT

Further your career in our MOT program, designed for certified occupational therapy assistants with a bachelor’s who want to become registered occupational therapists. Study with professors who are published authors and presenters on topics such as “How to Create an Occupational-Based Group for Clients With Dementia and Their Caregivers,” and “Effective Strategies for Therapists Communicating With Parents.”

Convenient for Working Professionals

Progressing through the program as part of a cohort, you’ll attend classes on campus every other weekend in the fall and spring and four weekends in the summer. All other coursework is taught online. Instruction is completed in five semesters, followed by two semesters of fieldwork experiences.

Meet a Student

Jeani Battershell, COTA

Elysian Fields, Texas

“Devoted to ensuring our success, our professors bring extensive knowledge to the coursework and are great at finding diverse settings for our service-learning experiences. The program also allows me the flexibility to continue working while earning my degree.”

We provide a triad of instruction, research and community experiences throughout the program to prepare students to lead in client-centered, evidence-based practice.

Some of the Courses You'll Take

Research & Knowledge

Access, critique and incorporate evidence into practice to improve client outcomes.

Health & Wellness

Apply health, wellness and disability prevention models through program creation.

Advanced UE Rehabilitation

Practice in prosthetics/orthotics, physical agent modalities and pain management.

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ACOTE Candidacy Status


The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program at UT Tyler has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status 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. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates 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 individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.