NOTICE:
1) The official application deadline to UTEP Occupational Therapy Program will be January 15, 2015. However, all applicant files should be completed by January 5th. Moving forward (for those who have not started the application process), all OT applications will be processed through OTCAS (https://portal.otcas.org).
2) For those who already started the application process, Graduate School will process the application.
3) Our website will be under construction, please check back in 2 weeks for more details.


NEW MOT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Program

Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Texas at El Paso! Please have a look around our site. Within these pages you can find everything about our program such as information about our admissions process and requirements, application deadlines, prerequisites, accreditation information, and faculty and student activities.

We are part of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Health Sciences, and offer a Master of Occupational Therapy degree (MOT) which can be completed in 2 ½ years. We believe in active learning and offer opportunities for students to learn in real community settings, very early in the program. The program concludes with 2 twelve week clinical fieldwork rotations, or internships. Upon completion of the didactic coursework and clinical experiences, students are eligible to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam, which, with successful completion, makes students certified and eligible for licensure in a state to practice occupational therapy.


MOT Admissions- Effective Immediately (May 2013) for Summer 2014 Admissions Class (Applications turned in October 2013- January 2014)

Early Admission Deadline- October 15
Regular Admission Deadline- January 15
  • All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the semester of application (Fall for early admission*, Spring for regular admission)
  • Degree must be posted by the end of the semester of application (Fall for early admission*, Spring for regular admission)
  • Conditional Acceptance may be offered based on the successful completion of pending prerequisite courses with a grade of “B” or better*
  • 2/3 of the cohort may be selected at the time of early admissions, so applicants are highly encouraged to apply by this deadline*
*New for 2014

MOT Admissions- Effective for the Summer 2015 Admissions Class (Applications turned in October 2014- January 2015)

Early Admission Deadline- October 15
Regular Admission Deadline- January 15
  • All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the semester of application (Fall for early admission, Spring for regular admission)
  • Degree must be posted by the end of the semester of application (Fall for early admission, Spring for regular admission)
  • At least 4 of the required 8 science prerequisite hours and at least 9 of the required 15 behavioral science prerequisite hours must be complete at the time of application (new for 2015)**
  • Conditional Acceptance would be granted based on the completion of outstanding prerequisite courses with a grade of “B” or better.
  • 2/3 of the cohort may be selected at the time of early admissions, so applicants are highly encouraged to apply by this deadline.

**New for 2015

Completed files must be RECEIVED by the UTEP Graduate School by the deadline, with no exceptions. THE MOT program highly recommends submitting packets at least 2 weeks prior to the deadline to leave time to correct any errors or omissions before the deadline.


PT Student Group

A new interdisciplinary REHABILITATION & GLOBAL HEALTH elective in Antigua, Guatemala was offered this Maymester to physical therapy and occupational therapy students. Paulina Herrera (PT student), Dr. Stephanie Capshaw (OT faculty), Claudia Yagel (OT student), Dr. Celia Pechak (PT faculty), Christopher Jimenez (PT student), and Jesse Aguirre (OT student) participated.


PT Student Group

2011 Rehabilitation in Global Health course- Guatemala, interdisciplinary team of OT, PT and SLP students and faculty


PT Student Group

An interdisciplinary faculty-student team (PT, OT, SLP) participated in a global health course in Antigua Guatemala August 9-18, 2012. Service-learning activities included wheelchair seating modifications and splint fabrication for children with severe disabilities.


PT Student Group

An interdisciplinary faculty-student team (PT, OT, SLP) participated in a global health course in Antigua Guatemala August 8-17, 2013. Service-learning activities included wheelchair seating modifications and splint fabrication for children with severe disabilities.


Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)
www.acoteonline.org


New Graduate school data related to NBCOT pass rates will be populated in the following link during the first quarter of 2014 beginning with 2013 testing data. By definition, candidates are labeled NG from their date of graduation through the next 365 days
https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx

Revised on 10/26/2012