A uniquely Christian occupational therapy program

Concordia's OT program makes stepping forward in your calling as an occupational therapist attainable no matter where you are in your journey. Our multiple program pathways and hybrid course formatting will prepare you holistically through our faith-based, student-centered curriculum, and diverse, hands-on, clinical experiences. You'll graduate ready to help your patients thrive in a variety of settings.

Tracks Offered
  • Accelerated
  • Bridge
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Faith Based

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Program Overview

Our Mission:

The mission of Concordia University’s Master of Occupational Therapy program is to positively impact communities by developing Christ-centered occupational therapists who empower others to reach their highest potential through leadership, best practice, advocacy, and innovation. The video below contains testimonials from both faculty and students about how Concordia incorporates faith into the classroom. 


Three OT Tracks:

Our multiple tracks, hybrid formatting, and various articulation agreements enable us to meet you where you’re at based on your educational background:

  1. Accelerated OT bachelor's:
    1. For incoming freshmen looking to earn their bachelor's and master's degree in 4.5 years
  2. OTA Bridge
    1. For COTAs looking to become an OTR
  3. Post-baccalaureate
    1. For those with a bachelor's degree in  any subject area

Our full-time graduate OT program is taught in a blended format, allowing you to interact with your classmates and professors online and in person. Online coursework allows student flexibility and in-person coursework focuses on active learning and/or laboratory experiences. You’ll begin working with clients in your first year, and our curriculum offers plenty of exposure to diverse, real-world scenarios that will test your knowledge and put theory into practice.

OT Program Highlights

  • Flexible Hybrid Format
    • Our hybrid format grants you the flexibility you need to keep that school-life balance you need. Online OT coursework allows for distance learning, and in-person classes focus on active learning and/or laboratory experiences.
  • Hands-on Learning
    • Beginning in the first semester you'll be introduced to our interprofessional Community Clinic, which serves clients across the lifespan. You'll increase your involvement and autonomy in the evaluation and treatment of clients as you progress through our program.
    • CUW's Interprofessional Education (IPE) events encourage you to work through real-world scenarios alongside a team of future healthcare professionals.
  • Build a Personal and Professional Network
    • All OT students are advised by full-time faculty members, and the OT program has a peer mentorship model where you'll work with others in your track as both a mentor and mentee.
    • You'll have opportunities to be involved in student and professional organizations, the Pi Theta OT honor society, and faculty-mentored research opportunities.
Hear from our students and faculty:

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 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-6611 and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org

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

What to Expect

At Concordia, you’ll develop the skills necessary to enable people to improve their participation in their day-to-day activities.

By combining classroom, laboratory, and supervised clinic-based instruction, our occupational therapy courses train you dynamically, ensuring your preparedness for the variety of scenarios you'll encounter in your career as an OTR. As a student, 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 a classroom or community setting. All students must complete 24 weeks of Level II fieldwork within 24 months following the completion of the didactic portion of the program.

Students should expect to pay the tuition and fees as noted on the Tuition & Fees tab.

Graduates of Concordia's occupational therapy programs are eligible to sit for their national examinations to become OTRs. Learn more about our program outcomes and the OTR licensure/certification process on the outcomes tab.

Hear from our students

What I appreciate most about this occupational therapy program is the extensive support, resources, and guidance provided by my professors. Given that this program is predominantly online, it is crucial to have educators who possess specific qualities to compensate for the absence of face-to-face interactions typical of traditional classes. These attributes consist of efficient communication, immediate response to student questions, clear and well-structured presentation of course content, availability for virtual meetings or consultations, willingness to give constructive feedback on assignments, and the capability to support an interactive online learning atmosphere. Overall, I wholeheartedly recommend this program to any practicing COTA seeking unique opportunities to enhance their expertise, skills, and professional scope within our dynamic and fulfilling field.

Jasmine Hadrick / Bridge - OT studentt

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