Master of Occupational Therapy coursework and accreditation information
The professional phase of the Master of Occupational Therapy curriculum consists of 101 semester credit hours and begins at the end of May. Our program’s coursework will
- Integrate gross anatomy and cadaver dissection into our students’ learning experiences
- Balance clinical excellence with theoretical concepts to prepare our graduates for therapeutic practice in areas including early childhood intervention, hand therapy, low vision, pediatric disability, sensory integration, psychosocial difficulties and stroke rehabilitation.
Project Reaching More
Students in the second year of the program can apply for a participation in Project Reaching More, which provides financial and academic support to students with an interest in helping children, infants and toddlers with disabilities.
The Occupational Therapy Program at University of Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredoted by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, to award certificates and baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees. The institution was last reviewed and reaffirmed in 2008. The institution's accreditation extends through 2018, and includes all programs offered on the institution's main campus as well as those offered at all extended program sites.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Health Science Center. Note:The Commission should only be contacted 1) to learn about the institution's accreditation status, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's accreditation review, or 3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. All normal inquiries about admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the Health Science Center and not the Commission's office.
4720 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3449
301-652-6611 ext. 2914
Graduates of the program will be able to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR®). Certification is necessary for licensure in most states. Note: A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT examination and or attain a state license.