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Occupational Therapy

Educating creative leaders in the growing field of Occupational Therapy.

The University of New England Occupational Therapy program is a community of scholars and students who are passionate about the transformative power of everyday activities. We define “occupation” as any activity that brings a sense of meaning to an individual — from a child learning to play, to a senior maintaining the ability to cook. We find our purpose in helping others connect with their purpose, focusing on everyday accomplishments as keys to wellness. The UNE M.S.O.T. empowers you to become an innovative, passionate, and effective Occupational Therapist — a leader who influences the health and wellness of people and communities through the transformative power of occupation.


What Makes the UNE M.S.O.T. Special?

You experience all areas of OT practice

child assessmentUNE OT students develop a diversity of career options through engagement with the full range of practice areas. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients and communities. About Fieldwork

You learn with other health professions

clarionBecause UNE is a leading health university, our OT students receive interprofessional training alongside future physicians, nurses, and other health professionals — so you’ll know how to lead and collaborate in today’s team-based health care. About the Program 

You study with innovative scholars

teachingYou will have a fascinating education in the care of faculty who are engaged with and dedicated to your progress. Our team includes nationally recognized scholars who bring the leading edge of OT theory and practice to the classroom. See Research

You benefit from partnerships and peers

peersThrough UNE’s long-term community partnerships, you’ll have access to fascinating field learning. Through these relationships and our welcoming, supportive culture, you’ll build a strong network of OT employers and peers. View Curriculum


The University of England OT program casts a very wide net in order to allow us to learn a multitude of skills in different clinical backgrounds, so when we do become professionals we're able to have an advantage regardless of where we go.” — Matthew Capaldo, ‘13 

Meet Matthew Capaldo, director of rehabilitation at Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center.

 


Admissions

See Admission requirements and application process for UNE’s M.S.O.T.


Quality Academics, Respected Degrees

UNE is proud of the recognition we've received, which echoes the success of our students: 100% of our 2016 graduates passed the NBCOT licensure exam within one year.

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One of the grants will study the impact of interprofessional education  on post-graduation collaborative workplace practice
One of the grants will study the impact of interprofessional education on post-graduation collaborative workplace practice

Mini-grants awarded to faculty by the Office of Research and Scholarship

The Office of Research and Scholarship has awarded four mini-grants across three different colleges. Kathleen Becker, Ph.D., assistant professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine,...

Haley Lawlor, Collyn Baeder, Dawne-Marie Dunbar, Bernice Mills and Karen Pardue at Collaborating Across Borders
Haley Lawlor, Collyn Baeder, Dawne-Marie Dunbar, Bernice Mills and Karen Pardue at Collaborating Across Borders

UNE well represented at international interprofessional conference

UNE faculty, alumni and professional staff were well represented at Collaborating Across Borders (CAB), an international interprofessional conference that took place recently at Indiana University...

Occupational Therapy by the Numbers


Live and Study in Portland, Maine

UNE M.S.O.T. students study on our Portland, Maine campus, a classic New England quad with brick buildings and tall trees. Portland, named “America’s Most Livable City” by Forbes and “Foodiest Small Town in America” by Bon Appetit, is the city on every list. A rustic port hosts a cool cultural scene — with outdoor adventure all around. UNE’s campus is just 10 minutes from downtown. Take a Virtual Tour!


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