Welcome to our occupational therapy program website. Our faculty are highly dedicated educators who are committed to quality teaching, research, clinical practice, and the profession of occupational therapy. As clinicians with years of experience in a variety of settings, we plan relevant learning experiences to prepare students to become competent practitioners. The curriculum is designed to involve the learner as an active participant in the essential knowledge, skills, behaviors and attitudes necessary for entry-level occupational therapy practice. The faculty take pride in being accessible to our students in order to assist them in their learning. The concept of the seamless classroom whereby students continue their learning outside the walls of the classroom is a reality in our program. mot_badge

To promote the students’ professional development, our students practice in assessing clients in the community, designing community enhancement projects, and collaborate with faculty, area clinicians, and local agencies to synthesize academic and clinical learning.  Students have the opportunity to be involved with the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) to further enhance professional leadership skills and community service experiences.

TTUHSC OT Student Testimonies


Results of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Examination and Graduation Rates

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy pass rate data is now available online at this website. 

This data reflects the pass rate for graduates attempting the national certification exam within 12 months of graduation from the program (regardless of the number of attempts.)

 Average First-time passrate is approximately 94% for past 5 years.


The total number of graduates from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Master of Occupational Therapy program during the academic 3-year period of September 2015 to August 2018 was 138 with an overall graduation rate of 98%.

Graduation Rates
Year Students Began the MOT Program Number of Students Who Began the MOT Program Number of On-Time Graduates (within 2 1/2 Years) On-Time Graduation Rate On-Time Graduation Date Number of Students Who Graduated within 3 1/2 Years Overall Graduate Rate
May 2013 36 35 97% Dec 2015 1 100%
May 2014 53 51 96% Dec 2016 1 98%
May 2015 52 48 92% Dec 2017 2 96%
May 2016 52 47 90% Dec 2018 2
Two students recycled or are in the process of recycling
Totals 193 181 94% - - -

Note: On-Time Graduation refers to graduating from the program in 2 1/2 years. The Overall Graduation Date is based on the total number of students who graduated from a program within 150% of the published length of the program.  Occasionally, students are required to repeat a course (i.e., recycle). The recycle process extends the length of time to complete the program by one semester if it is a level II fieldwork course or by one year if it is any other course.

Graduates of the program will be able 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). Most states require licensure in order to practice. A FELONY CONVICTION MAY AFFECT A GRADUATE'S ABILITY TO SIT FOR THE CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION OR ATTAIN STATE LICENSURE.

Successful completion of the academic and clinical education leads to a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. Students are required to adhere to all program, departmental, and School of Health Professions policies and academic and behavioral guidelines as outlined in the student handbook, fieldwork manual, and course outlines.

The Master of Occupational Therapy program at TTUHSC is offered on the Lubbock campus. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). ACOTE can be contacted at:

ACOTE c/o Accreditation Department 
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 | Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone number: (301) 652-AOTA | www.acoteonline.org

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement standard.

A member of the Texas Tech University System, TTUHSC has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a separate institution from Texas Tech University since 2004. TTUHSC received its reaffirmation of accreditation from SACSCOC in 2009. The next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2019.