Programs in Occupational Therapy

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Programs in Occupational Therapy

Programs in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons are proud to be one of the oldest yet exceptionally progressive programs to prepare occupational therapists as superior clinicians, administrators, educators, and researchers. Our nationally distinguished faculty mentors students on both the masters and doctoral levels to meet the challenges of our complex health care systems.

As part of the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at one of the world’s most renowned health care centers, our mission is to advance practice through education and research. This is why we are consistently ranked among the top programs by U.S. News and World Report. 

Please visit the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) website to see how our masters program graduates perform on the NBCOT examination as new graduate test takers.

Master of Science

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The Occupational Therapy Program's mission is to educate and prepare a diverse and eclectic group of occupational therapists to promote health and well-being through occupation as practitioners, consultants, educators, and researchers.

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Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Our entry-level professional program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) and has been since 1943. ACOTE is part of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

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