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UIndy's School of Occupational Therapy offers the following comprehensive and hands-on programs:

Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy

Graduate Programs in Health Sciences

Our entry-level programs (OTD and MOT) differ in two ways: the format and the clinical experiences. The OTD program meets five days per week and requires an additional level of in-depth field work experience. The MOT program meets two days per week and works well for career changers and those who wish to continue working while going to school.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapists are committed to restoring independence, function and the performance of daily activities by individuals of all ages in their home, school, workplace and community. Occupational therapy maximizes the fit between what individuals want to accomplish, their capacity to do so, and the resources needed.


As the U.S. healthcare system continues to move toward home and community-based services, the roles for occupational therapists will only increase. Occupational therapy is consistently ranked as a “best job” in many national polls.

What is it like to be an occupational therapy student at UIndy? Between May 19 and June 30, 2017, we are offering several Preview Visit opportunities for people interested in our Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and Doctor of Occuptational Therapy (OTD) programs. Students who schedule a Preview Visit will attend an occupational therapy class, meet with an admissions counselor, receive financial aid information, and tour our state-of-the-art facilities in the UIndy Health Pavilion. If you are a completing your junior or senior college coursework or have already earned your bachelor's degree, register for your OT Preview Visit today.

Top ranked

The UIndy School of OT is ranked among the best graduate schools in the nation and is fully accredited. We offer students the opportunity to work with outstanding faculty and earn a degree from a school with an excellent reputation. Let us help you reach your potential today!

Accreditation

The University of Indianapolis Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

The University of Indianapolis Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)

University of Indianapolis' NBCOT Pass Rate

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy website

National Board for Certification in Occupational Program Results

UIndy Occupational Therapy MOT Program Results

Calendar Year (Jan-Dec)2016201520143-year Aggregate (2014-16)
Total number of graduates* 51 52 51 51.33
Total number eligible 51 51 52 51.33
First Time New Graduate Results
 Total # of 1st-time test takers who passed
(NBCOT Data)
49 49 46 48
 % of 1st-time test takers who passed
(NBCOT Data)
96.08%  96.08% 88.46% 93.54%
 # of failing students 2  2 6 3.33
 % of failing students 3.90% 3.90% 11.54% 6.46%
Total Passing
Total # passed from previous year class** 51 51 52 51.33
Total % passed** 100% 100% 100% 100%
National Average
National Average % of 1st-time test takers who passed
(NBCOT data)
    86%  
% above national average     2%  

* MOT students completing in December are eligible for the NBCOT examination in January of the following year.
** Includes 1st time test takers and those who required repeat.
*** The UIndy OTD program will graduate its first cohort in May 2018.

Program performance on the NBCOT Examination is also located on the 
NBCOT website.

Graduation Rate

The total number of graduates from the University of Indianapolis Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2014-2016 was 156 with an overall graduation rate of 95.71%.
 
Graduation Cohort*  Entering #  Graduation #  Graduation Rate 
December 2014 - MOT 54  51  94.44% 
December 2015 - MOT 54  51  94.44% 
December 2016 - MOT 55  54  98.18% 
Total  163  156  95.71% 

* The UIndy OTD program will graduate its first cohort in May 2018.