New York Institute Of Technology

School of Health Professions, Behavioral and Life Sciences

Occupational Therapy

Address:

Northern Blvd

P.O. Box 8000

Old Westbury, NY 11568

United States

Phone:

1-516-686-1040

Fax:

1-516-626-0419

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Occupational Therapy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Prepare yourself for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination and for a successful, gratifying career as a health care practitioner. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association, our M.S. and combined B.S./M.S. Occupational Therapy programs teach you how to help patients recover from injuries, overcome disabilities, and live independently.

You’ll participate in interprofessional medical simulations with nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine students. You’ll also have the opportunity to conduct research with expert faculty members, present findings at major conferences, and demonstrate your knowledge at campus health fairs. In your third year, you’ll acquire professional experience through eight months of fieldwork rotations in public and private health care settings. OT is a profession in high demand not only locally but globally. You can explore the option of working abroad after graduation in countries such as Canada, Australia, and the Middle East, to name a few.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy will give you the tools to:

  • Increase a patient’s independence in daily living activities and apply adaptive equipment, functional splints, and assistive technology tools
  • Creatively use crafts to enhance function and improve physical and emotional well-being
  • Adapt the physical environments to facilitate participation and functioning of persons with disabilities
  • Enhance cultural awareness and competency to provide the best treatments for your patients while respecting their cultures and beliefs

Accreditation:

Middle States, ACOTE

International Student Requirements:

Minimum GPA 3.0, many prerequisite courses, 100 hours of volunteer work, interview, on-site essay.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 78-80

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,250 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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