Occupational Therapy


SVSU offers a five-year program leading to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) degree. The program combines theoretical courses with extensive clinical experiences within Mid-Michigan. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examination.Occupational therapy will relocate when the new Health and Human Services building opens in the Fall of 2010, complete with state of the art laboratories and classrooms.

Program Requirements

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

The Department of Occupational therapy offers an entry-level master's degree with a minimum of 68 credits in occupational therapy courses (following the completion of pre-ot requirements of general education and prerequisite courses).

The department also provides a master's degree option for individuals with a bachelor's degree in occupational therapy requiring a minimum of 34 credit hours. The program in occupational therapy recognizes the importance of the profession's theoretical base in both the liberal arts and sciences through the selection of pre-professional courses.


Saginaw Valley State University's Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE), affiliated with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, PO Box 31220, Bethesda, MD 20824-1220 www.aota.org (301) 652-2682.