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Occupational Therapy

Spalding University’s Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) prepares students to become outstanding occupational therapy practitioners in varied health, educational and community settings. The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program offers innovative, reflective, experiential learning opportunities enhanced through service designed to promote human potential.

The Auerbach School of Occupational Therapy (ASOT) offers two entry points for students who want to obtain a MSOT:

B.S. in Health Science to M.S. in Occupational Therapy

This combined degree option is for individuals who have not completed an undergraduate degree in any area of study. Students interested in this option must first apply to the University before applying to ASOT. Admission to the University does not guarantee admission to the MSOT program.

Once accepted, students begin coursework towards earning their Bachelor of Science in Health Science (BSHS). Upon completion of ASOT prerequisites and the University Studies requirements, major courses can be complete in 30 months based on full-time enrollment. Part-time study is available on an individual basis.

Students who have completed at least 55 hours of undergraduate coursework and completed 9 of the 13 prerequisites, may apply to the MSOT program prior to completion of their bachelor’s degree.  

After successful completion of the BSHS, students take an additional 36 credit hours of  graduate level courses to earn the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT).

M.S. in Occupational Therapy

Students who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than occupational therapy, can apply directly to the MSOT program. The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) is a 30-month program, consisting of 90 credit hours of graduate level study.

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