Occupational Therapy Program

Family love for the OT program!
MOT at the 6th Annual Patrick Dempsey Challenge
MOT at the Patrick Dempsy Challenge
Hill Day in Washington DC
OT students met with Senator Susan Collins at Hill Day in Washington DC
Experiencing body socks during sensory integration approaches discussion
Retrograde Massage lab
Speaker panel presenters from Looking Ahead Clubhouse and Level I Mental Health Fieldwork students
Platform swing time during sensory integration approaches discussion
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USM's Lewiston-Auburn College offers an entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy Program for students who have an undergraduate degree in any field.  

The Master of Occupational Therapy program takes an integrative and holistic approach in educating students to become Occupational Therapists. Graduates of this program will be prepared to succeed in the health and community care contexts as ethical, socially responsible life-long learners.

Priority filing deadline for all components of an application (or a re-application) must be received by October 1st for admittance the following fall. Click on the corresponding "Quick Link" to learn about application or re-application requirements for the Master of Occupational Therapy progam.  Applications received after October 1st will be reviewed at the discretion of the program faculty.

The University of Southern Maine offers a MOT 4+1 Accelerated Pathway for those currently enrolled in one of three specific USM bachelor degree programs, as well as Return to Practice courses for OT practioners who wish to refresh their skills when preparing to return to the OT profession after an extended absence.

Updated April 20, 2016

News & Events

Of the top 200 best-rated jobs in the U.S., Occupational Therapists came in at number 9.
OT Month
Occupational Therapy Month began in 1980. It is in April to correspond with AOTA's Annual Conference & Expo.
The third-ranked job, occupational therapist, also came in third last year. Like dental hygienists, occupational therapists tend to work a 9-5 schedule and to determine their own level of commitment. They help people in physically demanding jobs like construction, get back to work, as opposed to physical therapists, No. 5 on the list, who treat more general injuries. Their median annual income is $75,000 and the BLS projects a growth rate of 33% from 2010-2020.