Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Careers in Occupational Therapy

According to U.S. New Best Jobs, Occupational Therapists rank #20 in Best Health Care Jobs and recieved high marks in terms of salary, future growth, and work life balance. The field of occupational therapy is the ideal fit for individuals who enjoy working with people, strive to engage in meaningful work, and are creative problem solvers.

kinesiologyOccupational therapists work in:

  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Mental health settings
  • Community settings
  • Military
  • Preschools & Daycares
  • Skilled nursing facilities

About Our Program

UNCP’s MSOT program is a 24 month (six semesters) 78 credit program designed to prepare students for practice. Students will graduate with the knowledge, clinical reasoning skills, and hand-on experience needed to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and obtain licensure. 

The MSOT program offers students a wide variety of learning opportunities including site visits, fieldwork placements, various clinical, and simulation experiences.



Application will Open in December 2023

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program will begin accepting applications through the OTCAS platform in December. Applicants who have attended one of our Virtual Information Sessions are given priority consideration. Be sure to sign up for a slot today!

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Course Credits
Developmental Psychology 3
Abnormal Psychology 3
Anatomy & physiology  (2 semesters with labs) 8
Physics or Physical Science 3
Statistics 3



MSOT Curriculum


Year 1


OCCT 5000 - Theories & Foundations in Occupational Therapy
OCCT 5100 - Functional Anatomy and Physiology 
OCCT 5150 - Clinical kinesiology
OCCT 5200 - Psychosocial Approaches & Mental Health


OCCT 5400 - Clinical Neuroscience
OCCT 5450 - Pediatrics in Occupational Therapy I
OCCT 5475 - Assessment in Adult Physical Dysfunction
OCCT 5005 - Special Topics in Occupational Science
OCCT 5350 - Clinical Decision Making I


OCCT 5680 - Health Promotion and Aging
OCCT 6351 - Clinical Decision Making II
OCCT 5600 - Assistive Technology
OCCT 6500 - Professional Ethics in Clinical Practice
OCCT 5500 - Research Methods

Year 2


OCCT 6490 - Pediatrics in Occupational Therapy II
OCCT 5650 - Management, Advocacy, and Leadership
OCCT 6480 - Interventions in Adult Physical Dysfunction
OCCT 6000 - Hand Therapy and Upper Extremity Disorders
OCCT 6600 - Clinical Pathophysiology


OCCT 6800 - Senior Seminar I
OCCT 6850 - Fieldwork II-a


OCCT 6880 - Senior Seminar II
OCCT 6870 - Fieldwork II-b