The purpose of this graduate certificate is to provide Occupational Therapists who have been out of the OT field for a period of time (and who no longer have a current license or OT certification) with an opportunity to update their knowledge and skills with which to return to practicing the art and science of OT. The entire 18 credits may be earned during one academic year (three semesters).
At the completion of this certificate students will:
- Recognize and apply occupation-based models of practice
- Understand current trends within occupational therapy theory and practice
- Regain comprehension of and skill in a chosen area of practice
- Feel confident in returning to occupational therapy practice
| OTH 502 – Introduction to Occupation*
| OTH 503 – The Reflective Practitioner*
| OTH 507 – Ethics and Social Justice
| Choice of 1 Theory and Practice Course:
| OTH 505 – Impact of Mental Health on Occupational Performance
| and OTH 518 – Group Process for Practice
| or OTH 603 – Occupational Performance in Adulthood
| or OTH 604 – Occupational Performance: Infancy through Adolescence
| Level II Fieldwork in Practice Area of Interest – 6weeks
| Total Credits
*These courses are offered in the fall semester and are prerequisites to OTH 507 and the theory and practice courses offered in the spring semester.
- Program Length: Students will have four years to complete this MOT Graduate Certificate.
- Program Delivery Mode: All courses will be offered at USM at LAC
- Program Audience: Occupational therapy practitioners who have not practiced for several years and who want to return to practice.
Application form must be completed by 10/1 of the year prior to which the student wishes to begin the certificate.
Proof of Completion form must be submitted in order to receive the actual certificate.
All MOT certificate courses must be taken in sequence.
A grade of "B" MUST be earned in EACH course. Once accepted, students have five ( 5) academic years to completed the certificate. Return to Practice seats are limited to three (3) per academic year.
Please review AOTA's Return to Practice/Re-entry guidelines.