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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)

Our MSOT programs are designed to provide an environment of hands-on learning where students can obtain a dynamic education and real-world fieldwork experience.

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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree or a bachelor's degree in a closely related field to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree to apply for this program.

You must be a licensed registered nurse and have completed a Master of Science in Nursing degree or a master's degree in a healthcare related field.

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Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Highlights

At West Coast University, every part of our master’s in occupational therapy programs is designed with students’ needs in mind. Our occupational therapy programs provide one-on-one support while emphasizing the experiential learning our students need to build both skills and confidence.

<p><strong>Streamlined Curriculum</strong><strong><br /></strong></p>
<p>Earn your master’s degree in as few as 24 months</p>

Streamlined Curriculum

Earn your master’s degree in as few as 24 months

<p><strong>Simulation Labs</strong><strong><br /></strong></p>
<p>Our dynamic learning environment helps you master your skills</p>

Simulation Labs

Our dynamic learning environment helps you master your skills

<p><strong>Fieldwork Experience</strong><strong><br /></strong></p>
<p>Learn how to provide patient-centered care.</p>
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Fieldwork Experience

Learn how to provide patient-centered care.

 

<p><strong>Interprofessional Setting</strong></p>
<p>Learn alongside students in different healthcare fields</p>

Interprofessional Setting

Learn alongside students in different healthcare fields

Student Life at WCU

Join a diverse community of passionate, dedicated individuals at WCU. With a culture that feels like a family, you will have all the support you need to be the best you can be. Join a study group to learn from your classmates or get some guidance through peer tutoring sessions. WCU’s class sizes grant you the opportunity to get to know your professors and get insight into the healthcare industry. Find a community that helps you build on your strengths and reach your academic goals.

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Our MSOT program is offered at these campuses

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) - Texas
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) - Los Angeles

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Advanced Technology. Collaborative Learning.

Our master’s in occupational therapy programs are designed for today’s students. Whether you study in our Los Angeles Center for Graduate Studies or our WCU-Texas campus, you’ll be learning in an environment that is made for hands-on learning. Get the opportunity to practice your skills through technologically advanced simulation labs.

Additionally, as an MSOT student, you’ll be learning alongside students in different healthcare disciplines. Learn what it takes to collaborate in an efficient interprofessional team in order to provide the best patient-centered care.

The student will have the opportunity to develop the following knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors:

  1. Develop and implement client centered care that is inclusive of cultural values, beliefs, and needs.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills, and function effectively as a member of an inter-professional health care team.
  3. Support clinical decision making with evidence-based knowledge.
  4. Design interventions with a central focus on occupation as the means and end of therapeutic processes, in line with the profession's philosophy.
  5. Integrate health promotion and wellness in interventions with individuals, communities, and populations.
  6. Model leadership & advocacy for occupational therapy in the full range of service areas.

Learn By Doing

West Coast University’s master’s in occupational therapy program is focused on providing you different opportunities to practice and master your skills.

  • Hands-On Focus – Our program includes a strong focus on sensory integration therapy, functional vision assessment and intervention, return-to-driving rehabilitation, and functional cognitive rehabilitation
  • Advanced Technology – Through our technologically advanced simulation labs and skills labs, you’ll have the opportunity to practice in a safe and controlled environment
  • Fieldwork Experience – Fieldwork experience begins in the first trimester and continues until graduation, exposing students to the real-life challenges in the field

     

FAQs
What is an MSOT degree?

A Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) is a master’s level degree that prepares students for entry-level practitioner roles in the occupational therapy field.

How long does it take to complete the MSOT program?

You can complete the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program in as few as 24 months — that’s just two years.

What are the requirements for the MSOT program?

Prospective students must have a bachelor’s degree, meet the minimum GPA requirement, and have all pre-requisite coursework.

For a full list of MSOT program requirements, please access our MSOT catalog page.

 

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