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Occupational Therapy, M.S.

Prepare yourself for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination and for a successful, gratifying career as a health care practitioner. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association, our M.S. program teaches you how to help patients recover from injuries, overcome disabilities, and live independently.

You’ll participate in interprofessional medical simulations with nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine students. You’ll also have the opportunity to conduct research with expert faculty members, present findings at major conferences, and demonstrate your knowledge at campus health fairs. In your third year, you’ll acquire professional experience through eight months of fieldwork rotations in public and private health care settings. OT is a profession in high demand not only locally but globally. You can explore the option of working abroad after graduation in countries such as Canada, Australia, and the Middle East, to name a few.

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy will give you the tools to:

  • Increase a patient’s independence in daily living activities and apply adaptive equipment, functional splints, and assistive technology tools
  • Creatively use crafts to enhance function and improve physical and emotional well-being
  • Adapt the physical environments to facilitate participation and functioning of persons with disabilities
  • Enhance cultural awareness and competency to provide the best treatments for your patients while respecting their cultures and beliefs
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Meet Suzanne (M.S. '16), an occupational therapist dedicated to improving people's quality of life.

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Career Options

An NYIT degree is your passport to an exciting future in an in-demand field. Possible career opportunities for graduates with this degree include:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Schools
  • Early intervention and pediatric settings
  • Community-based mental health centers
  • Home care settings
  • Geriatric care
  • Specialized rehabilitation facilities

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We believe it's important to offer access to opportunity to all qualified students. NYIT has one of the lowest private tuitions in New York State and provides more than $40 million in institutional financial aid each year.

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