University of Findlay
University of Findlay

University of Findlay's Occupational Therapy Program offers two program options: the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program and the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Weekend Program.

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)​​​

​The University of Findlay has been granted Candidacy​ Status by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy​Education (ACOTE) for its Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program.

​The Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is a three-year, post-baccalaureate program. Students in the OTD Program are equipped with the coursework, experiential learning and fieldwork experiences necessary to fulfill leadership roles and advanced positions in the occupational therapy field.

Curriculum Information

Designed to be completed in nine consecutive semesters with summer terms, the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program is a 122-credit program including:

  • 98 academic course credits
  • 3 Level l Fieldwork credits (120 hours)
  • 12 Level ll Fieldwork credits (960 hours)
  • 2 Doctoral Capstone Project credits
  • 7 Doctoral Capstone Experience credits (56​0 hours)

Level l Fieldwork is integrated throughout the academic program, Level ll Fieldwork follows the completion of all academic requirements, and a Doctoral Experience rotation provides students with an opportunity to enhance their skills and expertise in specific areas of interest (i.e. clinical practice, administration, advocacy, research, and/or education.)

Once the University of Findlay receives the necessary accreditation status from ACOTE, students will be eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Exam upon completion of the program.

Early Assurance

​High school seniors have the option to apply for the Early Assurance Program which reserves a seat in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program following the completion of their bachelor's degree and required criteria at the University of Findlay. Students with a 3.5 GPA (3.5 on a 4.0 scale) or higher and a 25 ACT (1200 SAT) or higher score may be eligible. ​

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)​ Weekend Program

The Master of Occupational Therapy Weekend Program is a three-year program that consists of two and a half years of coursework and six months of full-​time fieldwork. A new cohort begins each summer in June. The weekend program is intended for the adult learner who has completed a bachelor's degree. It is preferred, but not necessary, that a candidate has healthcare experience.​​

Experiential Learning

University of Findlay's Occupational Therapy Program makes experiential learning a priority. Students will "learn by doing" in a variety of settings. With curriculum focused on community outreach and fieldwork, OT students have many opportunities to practice what they learn in the classroom in real life scenarios. The program also has an adaptive living house that allows students to learn and practice occupational therapy techniques.

OT Adaptive Living House

An education and research center providing unique hands-on learning opportunities for occupational therapy students.

The occupational therapy adaptive living house is an all hands-on learning experience for occupational therapy students. Students will gain knowledge and skills for every individual through adapting the home environment and using devices to assist everyday lifestyles.

Resources such as occupational therapy material and journals are in the occupational therapy house for student use. Research projects regarding older adult independence and performance are studied by OT students. The adaptive living house offers the opportunity for students to study home modifications and assistive devices.

The occupational therapy faculty and students also offer outreach to educate the community on various topics including:

  • Aging in place
  • Home modification
  • Adaptive equipment​
University of Findlay
University of Findlay
Findlay, OH