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Graduate Occupational Therapy Programs

Get ready to join a growing and rewarding field

As a leader in innovative and online learning, USAHS knows that different students need different modes of study. That’s why we offer Residential and Flex paths for both the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) and Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) programs. Here you will benefit from:

Blended learning with online and innovative education methods

Five campus locations in 
Florida, California, and Texas

Program Description

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

If your main goal is to engage in clinical practice—helping people expand their capabilities to their fullest potential—the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) may be the best choice for you. Our MOT puts you in a position to launch your career and start making a difference.

Online and Weekends
9 Trimesters
3 Years

Flex MOT3

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Your USAHS Master of Occupational Therapy program is available in two tracks, Residential and Flex. Both blend digital learning components with traditional on-campus, hands-on learning. As a result, you’ll interact with faculty and fellow classmates in more meaningful, significant, and effective ways.

Learning Experience

Residential MOT3

Weekdays
6 Trimesters
2 Years

Please note that the program is designed to be completed in this amount of time; however, individual experiences will vary based on factors including, but not limited to, individual progress, part‐time vs. full‐time enrollment, credits transferred, changing specializations, unsuccessful course completion, leaves of absence, or other personal circumstances.

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USAHS Has a Program to Fit Your Life and Your Schedule.

Three starts per year: September, January, and May1

Occupational therapists have a big impact on people’s lives, helping clients of all ages overcome physical, developmental, emotional and/or social deficits. Get your start or expand your career in a field that is not only rewarding, but is expected to grow at 16% between 2019-2029 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.2

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Pursue a career that matters

Program Description

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

In the OTD program, you will gain research experience and learn about leadership, advocacy, and policymaking. It’s essential to have a doctoral degree if you aspire to teach at a university—and helpful for roles in practice leadership, on boards of occupational therapy associations, in patient advocacy, and in research.

Your USAHS Doctor of Occupational Therapy program is available in two tracks, Residential from all five locations and Flex from our Dallas, Texas campus. Both blend digital learning components with traditional on-campus, hands-on learning. As a result, you’ll interact with faculty and fellow classmates in a more meaningful, significant and effective way.

Learning Experience

Residential OTD

Weekdays
8 Trimesters
2.7 Years

Online and Alternating Weekends
12 Trimesters
4 Years

Flex OTD4,5

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4Our Flex OTD program is currently offered in Dallas, TX only. Our residential OTD program is available at all five of our campus locations.
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Please note that the program is designed to be completed in this amount of time; however, individual experiences will vary based on factors including, but not limited to, individual progress, part‐time vs. full‐time enrollment, credits transferred, changing specializations, unsuccessful course completion, leaves of absence, or other personal circumstances.

Take the first step toward becoming a licensed occupational therapist

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is institutionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) (1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001, www.wascsenior.org) and maintains programmatic accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

Three start dates are available for most programs. Start dates differ by program and campus combination.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/ooh/ (accessed September 25, 2020).

The GRE requirement is suspended for admission into the first professional occupational therapy programs.

The GRE requirement is suspended for admission into the first professional occupational therapy programs for the Spring & Summer 2022 terms.

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With this degree you are qualified to take the licensure exam to practice as an occupational therapist. As a practicing occupational therapist, you can specialize in areas such as children and youth, rehabilitation, disability, mental health, and more. You may have the opportunity to be employed in a variety of locations including:

What You Can Do With an MOT

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Government agencies


  • Home healthcare
  • Nursing homes

Upon successful completion of the OTD program, you will demonstrate preparation beyond the generalist level in practice, theory and research skills, leadership, advocacy, and program development. You can choose to focus in the following areas:

What You Can Do With a Doctor of Occupational Therapy

  • Research 
  • Administration
  • Leadership Program and Policy Development 


  • Advocacy 
  • Education 
  • Theory Development