Carroll University's Master of Occupational Therapy Program (Pending accreditation*)
The Carroll University Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is a two-year, post-baccalaureate program that will prepare students to pursue one of the most rewarding and fastest growing health care careers in Wisconsin and nationwide.
The Mission of Carroll University's Occupational Therapy program is to produce occupational therapists trained for general practice in a dynamic and changing healthcare environment, respectful patient/client values and environments, with a foundation in evidence based practice. To achieve this mission the program acknowledges the occupational therapist as a member of the inter-professional health care team, the need to provide culturally appropriate care to all populations and grounding in the Carroll liberal arts tradition.
The MOT program consists of six consecutive semesters of study in two calendar years beginning in the summer and has a total of 85 credits. A new cohort of students is admitted each summer. Specific modules, activities and courses within the OT program will be shared between graduate health science programs to support true inter-professional education and prepare students for collaboration in the workplace. The MOT program is located at the Carroll University Center for Graduate Studies in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
- Students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the structure and functions of the human body, development throughout the lifespan and the concepts of human behavior.
- Students demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the role of socioeconomic, sociocultural, and lifestyle choices in contemporary society and its relationship to health.
- Students understand and appreciate ethical and practical considerations that effect health and wellness needs of the underserved and underrepresented populations and the impact this has on occupational deprivation and potential disparity of services.
- Students demonstrate the ability to deliver services in a culturally appropriate manner given the environment of practice.
- Students articulate and explain the role and basic tenets of occupational therapy practice and how this fits in the evolving role of the inter-professional health care team.
- Students compare, analyze and apply the occupational therapy theoretical perspectives related to clinical practice.
- Students explain, demonstrate, and perform appropriate screening, evaluation and referral skills in a patient centered, and culturally appropriate manner.
- Students explain, demonstrate, and perform appropriate interventions in a patient centered, culturally appropriate manner.
- Students articulate, analyze and evaluate differing current and emerging contexts of service delivery.
- Students describe and demonstrate management principles and considerations in the provision of occupational therapy services.
- Students understand and demonstrate the principles of evidence based practice and the ability to develop and write a scholarly report.
- Students are able to describe, explain, discuss and demonstrate the professional ethics, values of occupational therapy profession.
*Pending program accreditation, graduates will sit for the NBCOT (National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapists) exam. When a graduate passes the examination, they qualify to obtain a permanent license in the state they intend to or are practicing in on a temporary license.
See accreditation for more information regarding the ACOTE accreditation process.