Wisconsin's 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
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Program Overview

Our goal in the MOT program is to prepare you as an outstanding occupational therapist, eager to serve all clients with the best care possible, rooted in leadership, advocacy, best practice, and innovation. Our multiple program pathways, online and in-person coursework, 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 both 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.


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. Through our program, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate advocacy skills to be an effective change-maker in surrounding communities
  • Use best practices for the evaluation, intervention, and measurement of outcomes for individuals or communities
  • Effectively and efficiently solve occupation-based problems
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate in a variety of communities

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 in the MOT program will have the opportunity to explore the entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) degree during their second semester. At that time students will be given the choice to continue in the MOT program or apply to the OTD program. Students who declare interest in the OTD will be evaluated by OT faculty to determine eligibility and appropriate fit for the OTD program.

Graduates of Concordia's graduate 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.


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