Transitional Master of Occupational Therapy

The Transitional MOT Program is a four year program designed for practicing occupational therapy assistants who have at least one year of experience, and wish to further their careers through pursuit of a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Students are enrolled in accelerated online classes and come to campus one weekend a month.

Program Highlights

  • 20 year history of educating occupational therapists
  • ACOTE accredited
  • Fieldwork experiences integrated throughout the curriculum and paired with courses
  • Active community partnerships
  • Courses built on a Christian foundation
  • Assessment of readiness for the NBCOT exam:
    • Practice exams
    • Preparatory course contribution 

CUW Experience

  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Global education trips to: Curacao, Nepal, Nicaragua, Guatemala
  • Exposure to different client populations through our on-campus pro bono clinic
  • Opportunities to pursue specialty courses:
    • Ergonomics
    • Geriatrics
    • Health & Wellness
    • Neurorehabilitation
    • Pediatrics
    • Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Personal Touch

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


Concordia’s Transitional MOT Program is primarily an online program designed for occupational therapy assistants with at least one year of experience. Our well-rounded program includes advanced coursework in functional anatomy and physiology, pediatric practice, and neurorehabilitation as well as Christian theology, aging, and medical ethics.

For a detailed, semester-by-semester curriculum, please see our course catalog.

Admissions Requirements

Please see our course catalog for admissions requirements.

Application Process

Students interested in applying to the Transitional MOT Program should visit the Concordia University Wisconsin online application page.  Applicants will click on the “Undergraduate Section” to complete all necessary pre-requisite information.

Please contact our graduate admissions staff for more information.