Our MSOT program at Baker College is a continuation of our pre-occupational therapy bachelor’s degree program. This program reinforces the clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills based on research and theory necessary to develop client-centered treatment choices. This is a limited enrollment program.
This program will be offered at the new Royal Oak Campus in August of 2022.
Occupational Therapy classes will be taught exclusively at the Royal Oak campus beginning in 2022.Learn More
Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program is limited, and admission is highly competitive. High-performing incoming freshmen may qualify for guaranteed enrollment and a $6,000-per-year scholarship through our direct admission program.Learn More
The delivery of the master’s degree in occupational therapy program revolves around instructors facilitating learning through problem-based case management. Students in the MSOT program will be required to utilize theory, logic, clinical reasoning and pragmatic skills in an interactive learning environment. It is expected that students will participate in discussions and debates and develop treatment choices based on sound research and theoretical assumptions.
The master’s degree in occupational therapy curriculum emphasizes mastery of the skills required for entry-level practice. The curriculum is designed so that graduates can review, understand, conduct and interpret research activities. Evidence-based practice initiatives make it essential that practitioners’ research skills are well developed.
The Baker College Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is a two-year, ACOTE-accredited program consisting of 38 credit hours of major requirements. Our curriculum includes occupational therapy research, leadership and management roles in occupational therapy practice and two three-month clinical experiences.
The occupational therapy program is a combined undergraduate (pre-occupational therapy) and graduate (master’s degree in occupational therapy) program. You will first complete the undergraduate courses through our pre-occupational therapy program, then complete two years in our occupational therapy master’s program.
Graduates of the program 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 graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are 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.
Upon passage of the national Occupational Therapist Registered (OTR) Examination, graduates seeking employment will obtain positions in or related to occupational therapy. At least 95% of all graduates will be employed as occupational therapists or in related positions within 90 days of eligibility.
The occupational therapy program at Baker College is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) www.acoteonline.org, located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929; Phone: 301-652-2682. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination.
This program is offered in-person on our campus in Auburn Hills. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
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Occupational Therapy classes will be taught exclusively at the Royal Oak campus beginning in 2022.View campus locations
Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Baker Online.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Baker Online each semester.Baker Online
Core courses for this degree program are not offered through Online Live.
For those interested, a selection of general education and prerequisite courses are available through Online Live each semester.Online Live