Master of Occupational Therapy

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The mission of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to guide students in integrating academic knowledge, community engagement, and clinical experiences, with the goal of graduating outstanding practitioners who are committed to leadership and evidence-based practice.

The UTHSC Occupational Therapy Program was initially accredited as a Bachelor of Science Program and graduated its first class in 1990. The program transitioned to a Master’s Degree in 2007. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions as occupational therapists.

The UTHSC MOT program now subscribes to the new Occupational Therapy Centralized Application Service, known as OTCAS. Applicants for the entering class need to apply online using the OTCAS application. The early admissions cycle deadline is January 5, and the deadline for the standard admissions cycle is March 5. To learn more about the OTCAS application process and to get started, please go to the OTCAS website at Once processed, the Admissions Committee looks forward to receiving your application.

UTHSC MOT Program Outcomes: You can view the graduation rates and National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) pass rates for the last three years on the OT Program page.


The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) has accredited the Memphis campus through the 2022/2023 academic year.

The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200,
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449.
ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA

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The Department of Occupational Therapy needs your help to support our students and faculty. Your gifts fund student research projects, support experiential learning in the new simulation center, and provide special equipment and materials to expand resources for our students.

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930 Madison Avenue
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Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-8393

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