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Master of Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists help people live their best life. It’s a stroke patient getting back on the golf course when only months before they couldn’t hold a spoon. SVSU MSOT students embrace emerging practices to challenge the perception of traditional therapy. It's a client using virtual reality after amputation to envision walking and moving again. Utilizing new ideas and technology, our students' impact lives in the hospital and be.

Occupational therapy is an evidence-based profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do in their everyday life. When you join the Occupational Therapy program at SVSU, you receive an education that prepares you to be an entry-level practitioner, enabling people of all ages to live life to its fullest by promoting health, wellness, and quality of life. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, where the individual is the center of the therapy team. Your Cardinal story of success begins when you apply.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) accreditation logo

The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE's telephone number, c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is



Early Admit: High school senior OT path
3+2 Program: University student without a bachelor’s degree
MSOT: University graduate with earned bachelor's degree

Coordinators and Faculties


Graduate Admissions
Wickes Hall 230

Ellen Herlache-Pretzer
248 Health & Human Services Building
(989) 964-2187

College of Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services Dean's Office, H260
(989) 964-4145