Master of Occupational Therapy

Master of Occupational Therapy students with Tennessee Legislator Joey Hensley
Master of Occupational Therapy students with Tennessee Legislator Joey Hensley

The primary mission of the department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to facilitate the provision of quality occupational therapy services to meet the health care needs of the citizens of Tennessee by preparing competent occupational therapy practitioners who are eligible for certification.

The Master of Occupational Therapy program graduated its first class in 2007. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as occupational therapists. The program ranked in the top 100 of graduate schools in Occupational Therapy (58) in the 2008 US News and World Report.

The UTHSC MOT program now subscribes to the new Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service, known as OTCAS. Applicants for the entering class need to apply online using the OTCAS application. Our application deadline is March 1. Applications received after the deadline date will be considered subject to space availability in the entering class To learn more about the OTCAS application process and to get started, please go to the OTCAS website at Once processed, the Admissions Committee looks forward to receiving your application.

UTHSC MOT Program Outcomes: You can view the graduation rates and National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) pass rates for the last 3 years on the OT Program page.


The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) has accredited the Memphis campus through the 2022/2023 academic year.

The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200,
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.
ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA

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The Department of Occupational Therapy needs your help to support our students and faculty. Your gifts fund student research projects, support experiential learning in the new simulation center, and provide special equipment and materials to expand resources for our students.

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