Accelerated Master of Occupational Therapy

The Accelerated MOT program is designed for high school graduates who want to pursue both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in 4½ years.

Students enter the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science program as CUW freshmen. Upon successful completion of the pre-requisites, students matriculate into the Accelerated MOT program in the summer following their second year.

Program Highlights

  • Earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in 4½ years
  • 20 year history of educating occupational therapists
  • ACOTE accredited
  • Fieldwork experiences paired with coursework  
  • Active community partnerships
  • Courses built on a Christian foundation
  • Readiness assessment for the NBCOT exam, including practice exams and prep courses

CUW Experience

  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Global education trips to Curacao, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Guatemala
  • Exposure to a diverse client base in our pro bono clinic and community settings
  • Opportunities to pursue specialty courses in:
    • Ergonomics
    • Geriatrics
    • Health & Wellness
    • Neurorehabilitation
    • Pediatrics
    • Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Personal Touch

  • Small class size of 24 students per cohort
  • Participation in local and national OT organizations
  • Personal attention from faculty
  • Hands-on application throughout the program
  • Faculty-mentored research opportunities
  • Interprofessional education events within the School of Health Professions


Our comprehensive Accelerated MOT curriculum pairs classroom learning with relevant fieldwork experience. We believe this is the best way to learn. From neurorehabilitation to health and wellness, our program teaches you the skills necessary to provide outstanding entry-level OT services with competence and integrity. For a detailed, semester-by-semester class schedule, please see our course catalog.

Admissions Requirements

Please see our course catalog for admissions requirements.

Please contact our graduate admissions staff for more information.