Occupational Therapy

Information for Admitted Students of the MOT Program

Students admitted to the MOT program acknowledge that:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required in order to become matriculated in the MOT program.
  • Deferral of seats is not allowed - students declining their seat will be expected to reapply the following year.
  • Successful completion of the program requires a minimum of six months of full-time fieldwork, which may necessitate temporary relocation outside of the student's local area.
  • Any conditions of acceptance must be completed prior to the start of the fall semester for full-time students. If conditions are not met, the student may be asked to begin part-time or may not be able to attend the program at all. Part-time students have additional time to complete certain conditions, however if condition due dates are not met, these students may also lose their seat in the program.
  • Students will be expected to actively participate in the Student Occuational Therapy Association (SOTA) on campus, which is involved with various community projects throughout the entirety of the program.
  • Students will be expected to read, understand, and abide by all expectations outlined in the MOT Student Handbook as a condition of their acceptance, including those listed in the Fieldwork Manual.
  • Students will be expected to complete several immunization requirements prior to fieldwork placements. It is the responsibility of the student to complete these requirements in a timely manner and may vary by fieldwork site.
  • Students will be obligated to provide an annual State of Maine and federal criminal background check as part of fieldwork placement requirements. If the student has been convicted of a felony, certification and/or licensure may be denied.
    • All students who are uncertain if his or her conviction may jeopardize his or her board certification should participate in NBCOT's Character Review Process and should complete the Early Determination Review to determine their eligibility to sit for the NBCOT exam (required for licensure) prior to accepting a seat in the program.
  • Due to the nature of coursework in the MOT program, students are expected to have access to reliable high speed internet and a computer or laptop with an internet connection.


For additional information or questions, please email usm.ot@maine.edu