Occupational Therapy

Announcement: The Occupational Therapy Department at Misericordia University is excited to announce that ACOTE has granted candidacy status for the entry level OTD program.

What does this mean?

  • The first class to enter into the entry level OTD program will be freshman entering during the fall semester of 2019.
  • MUOT faculty are well positioned to offer the entry level doctorate since they have experience teaching in the post professional OTD for 10 years.
  • This is an exciting opportunity as MUOT is one of the first Universities in the area to provide this level of entry level education for occupational therapists.
  • Click here to view the entry level OTD curriculum.
  • Click here to apply now!

Mission: The Occupational Therapy Programs at Misericordia University are rooted in the Charisms set forth by Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy to provide and promote mercy, service, justice, and hospitality.

The mission of the Occupational Therapy Department at Misericordia University is to provide quality education through high academic standards, an emphasis on understanding human occupation, and an emphasis on evidence-based practice; aim to offer outstanding professional preparation through specialty tracks and choices of undergraduate majors and minors directly related to the profession of occupational therapy; and work to serve others through an emphasis on volunteering and service learning experiences. We strive to provide educational opportunities in formats that are accessible to both entry level and post-professional students. Our ultimate mission is to help students become competent, responsible and involved professionals within their communities.


NBCOT PASS RATE

Pass rates are reported for all schools online on a state by state basis. Program results from the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) can be found online at

https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

The 2017 pass rate for the Misericordia University OT entry level program was 98%.

2017-pass rate 98%

2016-pass rate 100%

2015- pass rate 100%

2014- pass rate 98%

2013- pass rate 100%

2012- pass rate 97%

Click here to learn more about graduation rates as well as the job outlook and current salaries of occupational therapists.


Overview and Highlights
  • Misericordia University Occupational Therapy Department has been providing excellent occupational therapy education for over 30 years
  • Weekend MS program for individuals who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than occupational therapy
  • Post Professional OTD Individuals who are currently practicing occupational therapists have the option to obtain a Doctorate or Pediatric Certificate in occupational therapy
  • Two student organizations, including the Misericordia University Student Occupational Therapy Association and Pi Theta Epsilon, the Occupational Therapy honor society
  • Alumni serve as occupational therapy leaders in clinical practice, research, professional associations, and administration
  • Entry Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral (ELOTD) Program "The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status 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 telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates 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 and experiential requirements within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.”

    If you have any questions about MU's OT programs please contact Dr. Lori Charney, OT Department Chair, at lcharney@misericordia.edu.



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-AOTA. www.acoteonline.org.

Entry Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral (ELOTD) Program

"The entry-level occupational therapy doctoral degree program has applied for accreditation and has been granted Candidacy Status 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 telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates 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 and experiential requirements within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.”


OT Program Video

OT Program video


Connect with the OT Department Chair

Connect with the OT Department

Lori Charney OTD, OTR/L, Department Chair

(570) 674-3330 lcharney@misericordia.edu

Misericordia OT Department on Facebook

Clinics

Handwriting Clinic

Misericordia University Occupational Therapy department is offers a handwriting clinic for children between the ages of 4 and 8 years. For more information, please contact Dr. Orley Templeton at (570) 674-8154 to register for your spot. There is a $30 registration fee that will cover the cost of supplies for the program.

Please visit this link for additional information.


Lego-Based Occupational Therapy Program

The Misericordia University Occupational Thearpy department offers a Lego-Based occupational therapy program designed to increase social skills of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. This program is designed for children with ASD between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age. The group will run from January 2018 to April 2018. There is a $50 registration fee to cover the cost of supplies. For more information or to register, please contact Dr. Orley Templeton at (570) 674-8154 or otempleton@misericordia.edu.

Please visit this link for additional information.

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