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Occupational Therapy

sechrist_dawndra_pdWelcome to our occupational therapy program website. Our faculty are highly dedicated educators 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. To promote the students’ professional development, the students have participated in assessing clients in the community, designing community enhancement projects, and collaborating 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.

Please contact our Admissions Office at or call 806-743-3220 for information regarding our program.

Master of Occupational Therapy Program Information


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:

    Accreditation Department
    c/o Accreditation Department
    American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
    Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
    Phone number: (301) 652-6611 ext. 2914

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.

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.