Master of Occupational Therapy
Established in 1984, Pacific University is the first and only professional occupational therapy school in the state of Oregon. The School of Occupational Therapys 31 month entry-level master's degree program began in 1998 and will graduate the final MOT class in 2014, as the program is transitioning to the Doctoral Occupational Therapy program.
Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist 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). In addition, most states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification examination or attain state licensure. Individuals convicted of a felony may not be eligible for certification or licensing in Occupational Therapy. Students are urged to contact the appropriate certification or licensing agency for further information. Please select the following link to obtain information: The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy 12 South Summit Ave. Suite 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150, phone (301) 990-7979, fax (301) 869-8492.