Long Island University

School of Education

M.S. in Occupational Therapy


1 University Plaza

Brooklyn, NY 11201

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Occupational Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Occupational therapy is a vital area of the healthcare profession with enormous scope and increasing opportunity. Occupational therapy is the use of self-care, work/productive tasks and play/leisure activities to increase independent function, enhance development, and prevent disability. Occupational therapists help people across age and disability overcome physical, mental, emotional, and developmental issues and perform the everyday tasks and functions of life. 

LIU Brooklyn's Occupational Therapy programs are is designed to educate entry-level occupational therapists whose skills and training prepare them to practice competently in the rapidly changing urban health care environment and to equip patients and clients with skills for the workplace and for home. The Occupational Therapy curriculum offers students the opportunity to focus on individual professional growth, to participate in community-service learning, to refine cultural sensitivity and practice skills, to use health promotion in community settings, to utilize activity to promote health and independence, and to develop the skills required to treat the whole person.

A master's degree or higher in occupational therapy from an academic program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) is required in order to practice. Graduates need to pass the national certification exam (NBCOT exam) before applying for licensure in any state.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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