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Occupational Therapy Department

What We Do

Building on a liberal arts foundation, the mission of Utica College's occupational therapy program is to facilitate the transformation of students into autonomous thinkers and community leaders prepared to competently practice occupation-based therapy.

Phone
(315) 792-3150
Email
Department Type
Office Location
230 Addison Miller White Hall

Welcome to the homepage of the Occupational Therapy Department at Utica College.

OT B.S. to M.S. Program     OT Master's Program

The Occupational Therapy program at Utica College is distinctive in its collaborative community alliances that enable faculty and students to meet the needs of society while promoting critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and skill development.

Current approaches to adult education are used to facilitate students' development into highly competent, ethical, entry-level occupational therapy practitioners who are well-prepared to take their place within multiple health care venues in a rapidly changing, global economy.

Our graduates work in a variety of arenas of health care including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, nursing homes, and community programs and private practice. Students and graduates have presented at national and state conferences and many have published in occupational therapy journals and health related journals.

Accreditation

The Occupational Therapy program is:

  • approved by the New York State Education Department
  • fully accredited through the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at:
    Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
    North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
    The phone number for ACOTE is (301) 652-AOTA [301-652-2682]. The web address of ACOTE is www.acoteonline.org.

Student Outcomes

Graduation rates: The total number of graduates from the Occupational Therapy program at Utica College during the 3-year period of 2014-2016 was 175, with an overall graduation rate of 98%.
 

Graduation YearStudents entering/graduatingGraduation Rate
201960/5897%
201861/5895%
201761/5793%
Total:183/17595%


All Utica College MS/OT program graduates are eligible to apply and sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapists administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), located at One Bank Street, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878; phone (301) 990-7979. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination and/or obtain a state license as an occupational therapist.

NBCOT Certification Exam Results:
Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

Phone:
301-990-7979

Email:
info@nbcot.org

Address:
One Bank Street
Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
 

Graduation year% pass
201993%
201898%
201795%

 

Curriculum

The curriculum prepares students to assume multiple Occupational Therapy roles working with individuals of all ages and abilities. We offer both a day and a weekend schedule of courses leading to a master's degree in occupational therapy. Day courses are provided in a traditional Monday through Friday format. Weekend courses are tailored for working adults, offering a blended curriculum of weekend classes and distance education. Weekend classes are typically scheduled 7-8 weekends per semester.
 

Admission to the Program

We offer three entry options: Freshmen, Transfer, and Graduate.

 

Cost of Attendance

Cost*Per academic year - 2 semestersSummer fieldwork (paid per credit - 6 credits)Total cost of the 5-semester program (2019-2021)
Tuition$35,254.00$7,296.00$77,804.00
Student Fee$550.00$275.00$1,375.00
Books and Supplies$700.00$350.00$1,750.00
Loan Fees$218.00$109.00$545.00
Personal expenses$1,100.00$550.00$2,750.00
Room and Board/LA$12,500.00$6,250.00$4,295.00
Transportation$1,718.00$859.00$4,295.00
Distance education fee$70.00$0.00$140.00
Total$52,110.00$15,689.00$119,909.00

*Illustration based on 2019/2020 established costs.
There is an anticipated 3% increase annually.
Fees are subject to change.

For more information, please visit the Occupational Therapy Program pages:

Occupational Therapy B.S. - M.S. program

Occupational Therapy M.S. program

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Occupational Therapy Student Resources

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is a student-led professional organization affiliated with the American Occupational Therapy Association, making SOTA members eligible to participate in the American Occupational Therapy Association's many student-focused activities.

  • Students support local service organizations, engage in innovative projects, network with the local Occupational Therapy community, and sponsor unique learning opportunities
  • Students learn first-hand the value of professional relationships, developing ties with fellow students of all levels, faculty members, and community practitioners
  • Members actively engage in promoting the profession
  • Fundraising efforts have allowed students to attend local and national conferences, fund OT month activities, pay for banquets, and provide in-services by area professionals
  • Meetings are informal and only last approximately 15 minutes. They provide an environment for students to come and discuss issues that affect their educational experience. Questions can be answered and concerns can be addressed unanimously through the student advocate
  • Coming regularly to SOTA meetings keeps you informed of what is going on and gives you a voice to advocate for yourself and future students
  • The more that students are involved, the more activities can be done and the more fun can be had

Student Membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association

Affiliate Facilities and Associate Clinical Faculty

The following is a small sampling of the numerous fieldwork sites with which the occupational therapy program has established contracts. A complete list is available in the Occupational Therapy Office, Room 236 in White Hall, (315) 792-3146.

Albany Medical Center Hospital
Albany, NY 12208

All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL 33731-8920

Allied Services, Institute of Rehabilitation
Scranton, PA 18501

Berkshire Medical Center
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Blythedale Children’s Hosptal
Valhalla, NY10595

BOCES - Madison/Oneida County BOCES
Verona, NY 13478 

Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA 02118-2393

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
White Plains, NY 10605

Butler Hospital
Providence, RI 02906

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
Lexington, KY 40504 

Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Ctr.
New Hartford, NY 13413

Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies, Inc.
Glendale, AZ 85301

Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710

Eddy Cohoes Rehabilitation Center
Cohoes, NY 12047

Faxton Hospital - St. Luke's Healthcare
Utica, NY 13502

Fletcher Allen Health Care
Colchester, VT 05446

Gaylord Hospital, Inc.
Wallingford, CT 06492

Georgia Baptist Medical Center
Atlanta, GA 30312 

Helen Hayes Hospital
West Haverstraw, NY 10993

Hilo Medical Center
Hilo, HI 96720

IHC-Intermountain Rehabilitation Center
Salt Lake City, UT 81143 

John Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21287-7222

Jowonio Schools
Syracuse, NY 13210

Kessler Institute for Rehab
Chester, NJ 07930

Maine General Medical Center
Augusta, ME 04330 

Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center
Utica, NY 13502

Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
Philadelphia, PA 19141

New York Medical Center
New York, NY 10016

Peterson Rehabilitation Hospital
Wheeling, WV 26003

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehab Center
Downey, CA 90242

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60611

Sheppard & Enoch Pratt Hospital
Baltimore, MD 21285-6815

Sheltering Arms
Richmond, VA 23235

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Boston, MA 02114 

St. Camillus Health & Rehabilitation Center
Syracuse, NY 13219

St. Elizabeth Hospital, Utica
Utica, NY 13501

St. Peter's Hospital
Albany, NY 12208

Sunnyview Hospital
Schenectady, NY 12308

SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY 13210

Syracuse City School District
Syracuse, NY 13207

Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX 77030 

UCP - Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Utica, NY 13501-1930

V.A. - James A Haley Veterans Administration Hospital
Tampa, FL 33612

Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC 20307-5000

 


State Authorization

Utica College has established contracts with clinical facilities outside of New York State. Recent changes in federal and state regulations require educational institutions to seek clearance from host states for clinical placements. Each state may have additional requirements that must be satisfied prior to placement of a student in an out of state host facility.

CALENDAR FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WEEKEND CLASSES FOR THE 2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR

FALL 2020 WEEKEND CALENDAR

  • Weekend 1 - August 21, 22, 23 (500 and 600 level students)
  • Weekend 2 - September 4, 5, 6  (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 3 - September 18, 19, 20 (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 4 - October 2, 3, 4 (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 5 - October 16, 17, 18  (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 6 - November 6, 7, 8  (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 7 - November 20, 21, 22 (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 8 - December 4, 5, 6 (500-level and HS-OW students)

All 500 and 600 level students also complete Level I Fieldwork (OCT 553 or OCT 633) during December.  Specific dates are confirmed by the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator.

 

SPRING  2021 WEEKEND CALENDAR

  • Weekend 1 - January 8, 9, 10 (600-level students only)
  • Weekend 2 - January 22, 23, 24  (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 3 – February 5, 6, 7 (500-level and HS-OW students)
  • Weekend 4 - February 19, 20, 21 (500-level and HS-OW students)
  • Weekend 5 – March 5, 6, 7 (500-level and HS-OW students)
  • Weekend 6 – March  26, 27, 28 (500-level and HS-OW students)
  • Weekend 7 - April 16, 17, 18 (500-level and HS-OW students)
  • Weekend 8 – April 30, May 1, 2 (500-level and HS-OW students)

Snow Day Make-up – TBD


Tentative dates for the culminating experience and the certification exam preparation course for 600-level day and weekend students Monday, May 10 through Friday, May 14, 2021.

Commencement – Weekend of May 14 - 15 - specific dates and times will be listed on the Registrar’s webpage

CALENDAR FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY WEEKEND CLASSES FOR THE 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR (TENTATIVE)

FALL 2021 WEEKEND CALENDAR

  • Weekend 1 - August 20, 21, 22 (500 and 600 level students)
  • Weekend 2 - September 3, 4, 5 (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 3 - September 17, 18, 19 (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 4 - October 1, 2, 3 (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 5 - October 22, 23, 24 (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 6 - November 5, 6, 7 (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 7 - November 19, 20, 21 (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 8 - December 3, 4, 5 (500-level and HS-OW students)

 

SPRING  2022 WEEKEND CALENDAR

  • Weekend 1 - January 7, 8, 9 (600-level students only)
  • Weekend 2 - January 21, 22, 23 (all OT weekend students to include 500, 600, and HS-OW)
  • Weekend 3 – February 4, 5, 6 (500-level and HS-OW students)
  • Weekend 4 - February 18, 19, 20 (500-level and HS-OW students)
  • Weekend 5 – March 4, 5, 6 (500-level and HS-OW students)
  • Weekend 6 – March 25, 26, 27 (500-level and HS-OW students)
  • Weekend 7 - April 8, 9, 10 (500-level and HS-OW students)
  • Weekend 8 – April 29, 30, May 1 (500-level and HS-OW students)

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