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Since its founding Moravian University has been an innovative institution that has “promoted well-being of students, sought to build healthy local communities, and dared to cross geographical and cultural boundaries” while maintaining an emphasis on mutual respect (Moravian, 2018). The occupational therapy program builds on these tenets by incorporating the fundamental beliefs and values of the occupational therapy profession. We view humans as occupational beings that require participation in personally meaningful and relevant occupations in order to achieve a state of health and well-being. This view is carried through in the education of future occupational therapists at Moravian University. A contemporary transformational learning approach focuses on complexity of learning and the relationship of learning to individual change, organizational change, social change, and global change (Taylor & Cranton, 2012). The Occupational Therapy Program integrates the core values and perspectives of the occupational therapy profession, occupational science, the Moravian tradition, the liberal arts, and transformative learning in a program in which students are encouraged and supported to create knowledge, solve problems, and reflect upon their experiences through a process of examining, questioning, and revising self-perceptions.
Accredited Master's-Degree-Level Occupational Therapy Program
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.
Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.
* As a newly accredited program, graduation rates, program graduates, and National Certification of Occupational Therapists (NBCOT) exam outcome data are not available at this time.