Occupational therapy is the art and science of facilitating human participation in occupation (i.e., self-care, leisure and work tasks) to restore, reinforce and enhance performance, facilitate learning of skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity, diminish pathology, and promote health. Occupational therapists use self-care, work, homemaking, play and leisure activities as therapeutic occupations.
The Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science offers the following programs:
If you do not have a degree in Occupational Therapy and are looking to enter the profession with a master's degree, please explore our Occupational Therapy Master's Degree program.
If you do not have a degree in Occupational Therapy and are looking to enter the profession with advanced leadership skills and experiences, please explore our Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program.
If you are currently a licensed Occupational Therapist with a master’s degree, earn your Doctorate (mandated entry level degree by 2027) in our part time, online Post-Professional Doctorate program for practicing clinicians.
Individuals who hold a master's degree in Occupational Therapy or a related field may be eligible to apply to our Doctoral Program in Occupational Science.
Towson University’s occupational therapy programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s phone number, c/o AOTA is 301-652-AOTA.
Due to a recent mandate by ACOTE, our accrediting body, TU will admit the last Combined BS/MS cohort in 2018. Undergraduate students pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy should plan to complete OT graduate program prerequisites while earning their undergraduate degree.