Masters of Health Science in Occupational Therapy
The mission of the Augusta University Occupational Therapy Department is to develop occupational therapists who change the world through exemplary service, innovative practice, and excellence in scholarship.
Our vision is to be an occupational therapy program of excellence renown for our global impact in addressing with dignity, integrity, compassion and a commitment to social justice, the needs and well-being of individuals and collective societies.
Augusta University offers a Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy which is comprised of six semesters, including 89 credit hours. During these two years, students will complete six one-week fieldwork rotations and
two 12-week fieldwork rotations at sites throughout Georgia and across the U.S. After
successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to sit for the National
Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy examination.
The total number of graduates from Augusta University Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2020-2022 was 135 with an overall graduation rate of 95%.
|Graduation Year||Students Entering/Graduating||Graduation Rate|
|2021||47/47 (6 students graduated in 2022)||100%|
|2022||43/37 (6 students will graduate in 2023)||86%|
Occupational therapy is a dynamic health care profession that promotes engagement in meaningful daily and routine occupations, those activities that give meaning and purpose to our lives. Occupations commonly addressed through occupational therapy include self-care activities, work or school tasks, driving, leisure, home maintenance and community activities. Occupational therapists work with clients, families, groups and populations to promote health and wellness, prevent illness or injury, develop or restore functional and adaptation skills, facilitate social engagement, and create accessible and supportive environments.
Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at: 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is (301) 652-AOTA and the web address is www.acoteonline.org. For more information, please visit the ACOTE website.
A master's degree is the minimum educational level required for entry into the profession as an occupational therapist. To learn more, please visit the Admissions & Curriculum page.
The NBCOT program data results can be found at National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). All graduating Occupational Therapists must pass the NBCOT exam in order to become licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. Augusta University exam results are among the best in the country.
College of Allied Health - Occupational Therapy
Health Sciences Bldg
987 St. Sebastian Way
EC - 2304
Augusta, GA 30912