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Welcome 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.
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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 health.professions@ttuhsc.edu or call 806-743-3220 for information regarding our program.

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Outcomes

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 https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx.

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.)

Calendar Year 2013 - TTUHSC MOT Program Graduates had a 100% FIRST-TIME pass rate on the NBCOT Exam!

Calendar Year 2014 - TTUHSC MOT Program Graduates had a 97% (35 out of 36) FIRST-TIME pass rate on the NBCOT Exam! Per ACOTE standards, we had a 100% pass rate for 2014.

Calendar Year 2015 - TTUHSC MOT Program Graduates had a 97% (35 out of 36) FIRST-TIME pass rate on the NBCOT Exam! Per ACOTE standards, we had a 100% pass rate for 2015.

 

Graduation Rates

The total number of graduates from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Master of Occupational Therapy program during the academic 3-year period of September 2013 to August 2016 was 108 with an overall graduation rate of 99%.

Year Students Began the MOT Program Number of Students Who Began the MOT Program Number of Students Who Graduated in 2 1/2 Years Number of Students
Who Successfully Recycled and Graduated in 3 1/2 Years*
Graduation Date(s) Graduation Rate
May 2011 36 36 - Dec 2013 100%
May 2012 37 36 1 Dec 2014/ Dec 2015 100%
May 2013 36 35 ** Dec 2015/ ** 97%
Totals 109 107 1 - 99%

*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 year.
**One student successfully recycled and has a projected graduation date of December 2016.


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.

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.

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