Occupational Therapy

Bay Path students study in our student learning commons

Bay Path's occupational therapy curriculum integrates a humanistic approach with clinical applications and fieldwork. The goal is to provide you with the knowledge and critical thinking skills that foster creative approaches and solutions that make a difference in a client's well-being, and ultimately enhance the quality of life in the world around us.

The BA/MOT Program:

The undergraduate entry-level program for womens Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with major in Health Studies & Master of Occupation Therapy

In the program, the first three years are at the undergraduate level, and the last two years are at the graduate level. Academic years follow the traditional two-semester format with an additional two weeks of classes during the summer break prior to the senior and graduate years. The coursework also combines physical, biological, and behavioral sciences and two levels of supervised fieldwork. 

Many of the hands-on occupational therapy techniques are taught and practiced in the OT house located across the street from the main campus. The house provides a real world learning experience that includes a working kitchen, adapted bathroom, and clinical areas.


Master of Occupational Therapy - Graduate Program for men and women (MOT)

The Bay Path College Master of Occupational Therapy is designed for individuals who are not currently occupational therapists and is an entry level full-time or part-time program. The admissions requirements include a bachelor's degree in a related or non-related field, at least a 3.0 GPA, and these prerequisite courses: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Statistics, Developmental Psychology, and a Sociology, Culture, or Anthropology course. 

Completion of this two-year degree allows students to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination and become a registered occupational therapist.

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) maintains the most recent data for exam pass rates. To access the data, visit the NBCOT website at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx. Use the drop down menu to select a state and comparative data will be provided




Program Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. AOTA’s phone number is (301) 652-AOTA or www.acoteonline.com

Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program at Bay Path College can sit for the NBCOT exam allowing OTRs to practice in most settings. Level II fieldwork is part of the graduation requirement and must be completed within 24 months of finishing classes. A felony conviction MAY affect a graduates ability to sit for the NBCOT exam. A person with a felony conviction should speak to the chair as soon as possible.

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