Spalding University’s Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) is the only master’s level occupational therapy training program in the Metro Louisville region and one of only two graduate degree programs in the Commonwealth. Graduates receive a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) degree at the completion of the program. Since 1995, ASOT has prepared graduates to provide various community-based and clinical based services to individuals, groups, organizations, and to society at large. Occupational therapists share the common challenge of supporting clients to reach their maximum activity performance levels in daily life tasks in order to participate in the community. MSOT graduates practice in various medical settings as well as schools, early intervention programs, continuous care retirement facilities, and numerous other community settings. The entry-level MSOT curriculum provides occupational therapy students an experiential learning environment with an intensive focus on personal and professional development of each student.
ASOT offers an intellectually stimulating, experiential, innovative educational program for the occupational therapy student. The (30) month program brings together a cohort of students who become peers and colleagues in a shared learning environment. The multitude of learning experiences during the professional phase of the program involves both practice experiences in varied community settings as well as high levels of active learning in the classroom.
Graduates of the ASOT’s MSOT entry-level program are employed in a wide variety of practice settings locally, nationally, and internationally. Program graduates pass the National Certification Examination for Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) certification exam at a rate, exceeding the national average. ASOT students have opportunities for close interaction with faculty members throughout the program and continue to receive faculty support as peers and colleagues after graduation.
The MSOT entry-level program facilitates the development of dynamic occupational therapy leaders who exemplify professional accountability across diverse service delivery contexts. ASOT students are actively engaged with faculty, peers, and others in their learning and are constantly evolving into skilled practitioners with the ability to lead and promote the development of the community and profession. Program graduates possess the ability to select, adapt, and create the knowledge necessary to:
- Demonstrate leadership skills and attributes
- Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes
- Gather, analyze and synthesize information, ideas, and decisions
- Apply ethical principles including the role of values in the construction of knowledge and making of decisions
I wish to send a very warm welcome to all as we begin to prepare for the 2013-’14 academic year here at Spalding University. It is my pleasure to work with the students, faculty and staff of the Kosair Charities College of Health & Natural Sciences. We collectively strive to provide outstanding classroom educational foundation and unparalleled community and health care clinical experiences.
If you are in search of a meaningful career which makes a difference in peoples’ lives, there is no more vibrant a place than Spalding University. – Dr. Joanne Berryman, RN, MSN, FACHE, Dean, Kosair Charities College of Health & Natural Sciences
The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) will begin accepting MSOT program applications for the Spring (January) 2014 cohort on May 13, 2013 and the DEADLINE for applications is July 12, 2013 at 5:00PM. For more information, click on the “How To Apply” link: http://spalding.edu/academics/occupational-therapy/how-to-apply/
ASOT’s MSOT entry-level program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) (http://www.acoteonline.org/) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (www.aota.org), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. ACOTE telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) (www.nbcot.org). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate is credentialed to use the title of Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. In order to be eligible to sit for the NBCOT examination, and become licensed in the state, an individual must graduate with a master’s degree from an accredited program. Spalding University’s ASOT MSOT entry-level program is a great choice for achieving this career goal.
Additional information regarding occupational therapy practice in Kentucky may be obtained from the Kentucky Occupational Therapy Association (www.kotaweb.org) or the Kentucky Board of Licensure in Occupational Therapy (http://bot.ky.gov/)
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Spalding University’s ASOT Graduate NBCOT Three Year Pass Rate:
|Year||Number of Program Graduates||Number of first-time exam takers||Number of first-time exam takers who passed the exam||Percentage of first-time exam takers who passed the exam||Percentage of all exam takers who passed within 12 months of graduation|
|Total 3-year||109||106||86||81%|| 97%