Occupational Therapy

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OT Traditonal & Weekend video


Pass rates are reported for all schools on line on a state by state basis. Misericordia University's 2013 OT pass rate data is now available online at https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx. The 2013 pass rate for the Misericordia University OT entry level program was 100%.

  • 2013- 44 new grads tested- pass rate 100%
  • 2012- 36 new grads tested- pass rate 97%
  • 2011- 27 new grads tested- pass rate 93%

Welcome from the Chair

The Misericordia University Occupational Therapy Department has been providing excellent occupational therapy education for over 25 years. We have a five year entry level BS/MS program for students who are embarking on their college careers. We also have a weekend program for individuals who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than occupational therapy. For those who are already practicing occupational therapists, we have post-professional educational programs which include a post-professional pediatric certificate and a post-professional doctoral degree program.

We have two very active student organizations, including the Misericordia University Student Occupational Therapy Association and Pi Theta Epsilon, the Occupational Therapy honor society. We also have very experienced and qualified faculty and staff members who are eager to serve our students. Our alumni serve as occupational therapy leaders in clinical practice, research, professional associations, and administration.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about our programs.

Dr. Grace Fisher
Chair, Occupational Therapy Department

Accreditation Status

Accreditation Status: The Occupational Therapy Department has received full accreditation status for the professional entry-level Master of Science program by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education through the 2010 - 2020 Academic School Year. The occupational therapy program at the university has been fully accredited since 1985, the year of the first graduating class in OT.

The program is accredited by the ACOTE- Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education c/o Accreditation Department American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814-3449, phone: 301-652-6611. www.acoteonline.org.

Required Felony Statement

Required Felony Statement: Individuals with a history of felony conviction, license/registration/certification revocation or suspension, criminal record, or college/university suspension may not be eligible for certification from the NBCOT. The NBCOT decides each case individually via its Character Review Program. Individuals with such a history are advised to seek clarification of their eligibility by contacting NBCOT directly and participating in this program. Information on early Determination of Character Review from the NBCOT (for candidates who have not yet submitted an exam application) is available at: http://www.nbcot.org/character-review-process

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News List

A team of Misericordia University medical imaging majors captured first place in the annual Pennsylvania Society of Radiologic Technologists Technibowl competition that was held during the spring conference and business meeting in Caraopolis, Pa. Misericordia University juniors Allison McIntyre, Ashland, Pa., and Kaitlin Fink, Catawissa, Pa., earned first place in the academic competition where students compete to answer questions in the field of medical imaging. McIntyre, the daughter of Cathy Canfield and Michael McIntyre of Ashland, and Fink, the daughter of Joel and Deborah Fink of Catawissa, captured the title for Misericordia University in sudden death after answering 30 questions that addressed radiation protection, equipment operation, imaging production and evaluation, radiographic procedures, and patient care and education.
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