Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health/rehabilitation profession whose practitioners work in a wide variety of settings including acute care hospitals, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric hospitals, community mental health facilities, schools, and nursing homes, to name a few. This profession contributes to the physical and emotional independence; and the well-being of an individual or group of people through the selection of occupations or activities from everyday life that have meaning and purpose to the individual. This enables the individual to gain, regain, enhance, or prevent loss of habits, skills, tasks, routines or roles that the individual has performed in the past, or is learning to perform in order to participate fully as a contributing member of his or her community or personal environment. Occupational therapists provide services and programs for people of all ages who have physical, emotional, social, or developmental problems. Occupational therapy involves finding the right occupations or activities, designing the right environment, or creating the right opportunities for experiences that lead towards health, independence of function and the prevention of dysfunction.
Accreditation Status: The Occupational Therapy Program is on Probationary Accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA),
ACOTE's Disclosure Statement regarding Probationary Accreditation Action: The occupational therapy master's program at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama was place on Probationary Accreditation effective December 2, 2022, for failure to document significant progress toward correction of an area of noncompliance related to 2018 Standard A.6.4 (certification exam pass rates). The program has been requested to submit a Progress Report to return the program to full compliance with the Standard within the mandated time period for correction.
The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education is located at 6116 Executive Boulevard Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’S telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-6611 and its web address is www.acoteonline.org.
Last Onsite Visit: 2015-2016
Next Onsite Visit: 2025-2026
The program is accredited for 10 years since 2015-2016
Professional Examination Scores: The examination agency for occupational therapy graduates is the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Their address is One Bank Street, Suite 300, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. NBCOT's phone number is (301) 990-7979. Program examination results can be found at this web address: https://www.nbcot.org/Educators-Folder/SchoolPerformance.
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) program data for Tuskegee University's Occupational Therapy Program can be found at the following web address: https://www.nbcot.org/Educators-Folder/SchoolPerformance#schoolperformance.
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The total number of graduates from our program during the three-year period of 2020 to 2022 was 64.
After successful completion of (6) six months of full time fieldwork experience in an occupational therapy program and passing the NBCOT exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). Most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination.
A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the certification exam or attain state licensure.
Tuskegee University offers a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.
This program is designed to prepare students in:
The Occupational Therapy student must possess the ability to:
All students must meet certain criteria to gain admission to the Master of Science program in Occupational Therapy. All pre‐professional students must be admitted to the University through the Admissions Office. Admission to the pre‐professional or undergraduate curriculum is designed to develop foundational knowledge necessary for entry to the professional or graduate phase of the program.
View the requirements for the MS degree in Occupational Therapy at the following link:
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In cases where that may not be possible, Tuskegee’s student complaint procedures can assist in facilitating a resolution. These procedures begin by the student completing and submitting the Student Complaint Form. -- (ALL COMPLAINTS MUST BE WRITTEN AND INITIATED USING THIS FORM IN ORDER TO BE ADDRESSED).
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Please note that complaints take time to investigate, especially when multiple parties are involved. Upon resolution, the Student Complaint Form is returned to the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, which will communicate the decision to the student.
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OT Program Cost for 2022-2023
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2023 SPRING SEMESTER
2023 SUMMER SEMESTER
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(2-YR PRGM) 2022-2024
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All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice due to market fluctuations and Tuskegee University increases in tuition and fees. According to FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), cost of attendance is defined as total amount of attending the program, which includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, transportation.
Fees for occupational therapy courses will vary and are charged per course at registration. The total lab fees for 5 semesters of didactic work are approximately $600. Other professional program fees in addition to tuition and living expenses include books ($900); clinical uniforms with patches and name tags ($115); transportation to off campus Fieldwork I sites ($200); and AOTA and other professional fees ($100). For 6 months full time fieldwork placement (Level II) and some Level I sites, students have costs for round trip transportation to sites ($200-$500); room and board at sites ($3,000); crominal background check ($110); and health and safety requirements at sites [CPR, medical exam, TB sreening ($85-$100)]. All fees are estimated and are subject to change without notice due to market fluctuations in housing, transportation and health care.