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Meaningful and independent living is increasingly valuable to our society. From childhood development to the aging workforce and beyond, FIU occupational therapists are leading the way to help people overcome physical, cognitive and psychosocial dysfunctions to achieve richer, functioning lives. 

FIU’s entry-level professional Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MS-OT) at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences is designed for students who hold a baccalaureate degree in any discipline from an accredited college or university to become occupational therapists.

The 2.5-year, full-time program (including summers) combines intensive hands-on instruction, an advanced curriculum, fieldwork and research opportunities for a comprehensive learning experience. The first five semesters are focused on didactic courses and introductory fieldwork, with the last two engaged in Level II fieldwork experiences.


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