UNE’s Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) program will prepare you in client-centered critical thinking and clinical excellence for a fulfilling and successful occupational therapy practice. At UNE, you will be part of a community of scholars and students who are passionate about the transformative power of everyday activities.

The 24-Month M.S.O.T. Experience

During the 24-month program, you start with a foundation of theory, therapeutic use of self, functional movement analysis, and occupational analysis. As you progress through the program, emphasis and focus are placed on mental health practice; practice with children; rehabilitation, disability, and participation (RDP) with adults and older adults; specific practice skills; and exploration of context, research, and leadership.

You will also complete Level I Fieldwork in the areas of mental health, children and youth, and adults and older adults. After completion of your didactic coursework, you will complete two 12-week Level II Fieldwork rotations, during which you will work alongside practitioners addressing clients’ specific occupational needs. You will then complete one rotation in the area of RDP and one in either mental health, children and youth, or another RDP setting.

Then you return to campus for a one-week immersion of synthesis, exploration, and exam preparation. Upon successful completion of your coursework and fieldwork, you may take the national certification examination.

Why UNE for Occupational Therapy?

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The occupational therapy curriculum at UNE provided great opportunities to interact with a diverse population and a variety of diagnosis.
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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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