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Program Overview

UNE’s M.S.O.T. program prepares you in occupation-based, client-centered critical thinking and clinical reasoning for occupational therapy practice. You develop diverse career options through engagement with the full range of practice areas, and you graduate with the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients and communities. 

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 with individuals 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.

The UNE MSOT 4-year average for exam pass rate is 99.5%


  • Due to our relationships with a diverse range of clinical sites, you will have the opportunity to do fieldwork in locations across the country, from Atlanta to Honolulu.
  • You will be taught by faculty who are shaping the way occupational therapy is conceived, taught, and practiced.
  • You will benefit from UNE's position as a leader in health professions, receiving interprofessional training alongside future physicians, nurses, and others — so you’ll know how to lead and collaborate in today’s team-based health care system.

Beyond the Classroom

Occupational Therapy Students in Tangier