Practice with excellence and integrity

We offer our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program in three formats - accelerated, post-baccalaureate and bridge. They are based on a liberal arts foundation and encompass 2-3 years of professional education beyond a bachelor’s degree. The Accelerated format is designed for high school students looking to pursue a bachelor’s AND master’s degree. The Post-baccalaureate format is designed for applicants who already hold a bachelor’s degree. The Bridge format is designed for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants with at least one year of experience.

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Careers
  • OT: Pediatric
  • OT: Adult
  • OT: Safety
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Program Overview

Our goal is to prepare you as an outstanding occupational therapist, who will practice with excellence and integrity. We emphasize the importance of serving all clients with the best care possible. You’ll develop the skills necessary to enable people to do their day-to-day (occupational) activities despite physical or functional impairments, activity limitations, or participation restrictions. By combining classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinic-based instruction, our courses train you for a wide range of work settings.

Through our program you’ll be able to:
  • develop an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • customize an intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach their goals, and
  • evaluate outcomes to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Please note that we are currently in the process of a curriculum revision and transitioning to programming that will offer students the option to choose either the Master’s in Occupational Therapy (MOT) or an entry level doctorate (OTDe). Please call admissions for any questions. 

Accreditation

The Master of Occupational Therapy 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. AOTA’s phone number is (301) 652-AOTA. 

The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program 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 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. 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.

Students must complete 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork as well as an individual 14-week capstone experience within 24 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program. The doctoral capstone experience must be started after completion of all coursework and Level II fieldwork as well as completion of preparatory activities defined in 2018 ACOTE OTD Standard D.1.3.

Please note

This program prepares students for the NBCOT certification exam to practice as an occupational therapist. Each state has its own licensure/certification requirements.

Credentialing

Graduates of the program may sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist administered by the  National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy  (NBCOT)  located at One Bank St., Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, (301)-990-7979.  Graduates who successfully complete the exam will receive the credentials: Occupational Therapist Registered OTR®. Please note that most states require additional licensure/certification to practice. Be forewarned that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Program data specific to Concordia University Wisconsin on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Exam can be found  here .

Student and Program Outcomes

Graduation Year Students Entering/Graduation Graduation Rate
2017 68/55 80.8%
2018 69/61 88.4%
2019 67/59 88%
Total 204/175 85.8%
What to Expect

Our occupational therapy curriculum offers you exposure to many real-world scenarios that will test your knowledge. You’ll have multiple opportunities for client contact, ranging from children to older adults, school systems to factories, and acute care to community wellness programs. Some of these experiences are clinical fieldwork placements, while others are client evaluation and consultation in the classroom or community based settings. In your very first semester, you’ll get to begin working with clients in the community to put theory into practice.

Where can you go after your earn this degree? Consider our doctoral programs, including a Doctorate of Education. One of the best, unique aspects of the EdD in Leadership in Innovation and Continuous Improvement (LICI) is its interprofessional approach. This cohort program welcomes students with diverse professional backgrounds in business, health professions, pharmacy, nursing, and education. The curriculum is collaboratively designed across these interprofessional areas and incorporates best practices from all these fields of study. 

Uncommon rehabilitation leaders should consider earning a doctorate in leadership, innovation, and continuous improvement (LICI) as an alternative to a PhD. Today’s rehabilitation leaders and educators need to be well versed in evidence-based teaching and practice. This interprofessional learning with leaders in education, business, and health care provides a solid foundation for teaching, administration and entrepreneurial leadership, which are qualities that will drive the future of rehabilitation.

Licensure / Certifications
This program prepares students for the NBCOT certification exam to practice as an occupational therapist. Each state has its own licensure/certification requirements.
Locations

In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Master of Occupational Therapy program is available at the following:

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