We all put our pants on one leg at a time. But for some people with physical, cognitive, or mental disabilities – such as children with autism, individuals with a stroke or victims of trauma – doing the simplest activities we take for granted can be a monumental task.
Occupational Therapy is a high-demand rehabilitative discipline that helps these people acquire the skills to perform daily activities and lead fuller lives with functional independence.
FIU Occupational Therapy’s entry-level Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT) program prepares graduates by emphasizing evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaborative learning, research, cultural awareness, fieldwork engagement and leading technology so you can develop effective solutions that facilitate participations for the people we serve.
Whether studying mobility issues among seniors, helping patients regain skills after injury, or aiding the development of children with disabilities, our faculty and graduates are on the front lines of practice and research to help restore people’s way of living.
As one of the six departments of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, FIU Occupational Therapy promotes effective interprofessional collaboration across fields, advanced research in healthcare delivery and evidence-based practice, as well as significant engagement with communities and partners around the world.
FIU’s entry-level Professional Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is accredited through 2029 by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) | www.aota.org | 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 | 301-652-AOTA (-2682).
Graduates of the FIU MS-OT program are eligible to become an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR)*, upon passing the national certification examination administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).
Most states require licensure 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 NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure. Any student who is in this circumstance should investigate further before attending Occupational Therapy school.
Upcoming Advising Sessions
Applying to the Occupational Therapy Program? The Occupational Therapy Department holds advising sessions every semester in Academic Health Center 3 (AHC3) - Room 444.
Tuition & Fees
The following is an estimate of in-state and out-of-state program tuition costs for the current academic year. University fees and text-book/supplies cost estimates are included in the calculations. Housing and meal costs are not.
|Fee Per Credit Hour||FL Resident||Non-Resident|
|Out of State Fee||---||$520.05|
|Out of State Financial Aid||---||$26.00|
|Capital Improvement Trust Fund||$6.76||$6.76|
|Activity & Service||$14.85||$14.85|
|Total Cost Per Credit Hour||$655.06||$1,201.11|
|Total Cost for OT Program (80 Credits)||$52,404.80||$96,088.80|
FIU Occupational Therapy
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Modesto A. Maidique Campus | AHC 3, Rm. 442A
11200 SW 8 Street | Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: 305-348-6068 | Fax: 305-348-1240
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