MS in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Program Accreditation

MS in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) - Program Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

West Coast University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

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Alameda, California 94501 
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Programmatic Accreditation

The entry-level MSOT Program at WCU received accreditation in December 11, 2014 from 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. ACOTE's telephone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-2682, and their web address is Acoteonline.org. Program 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, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licensure is usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Top Program Benefits

  • Concentrated, full-time program completion in as little as 24 months or six trimesters
  • Two entry points per year
  • No online course
  • Simulation Center*
  • Sensory integration lab
  • Driving retraining simulator
  • Vision assessment lab
  • Interprofessional education
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Competitive tuition and fees

* At the Los Angeles main campus