Occupational Therapy

Help others live more fully as an occupational therapist

We see it all: children with physical and mental challenges, adults with health issues, and senior citizens with aging-related concerns. And we work with each and every patient to help them regain the skills they need to live life to the fullest.

That’s what occupational therapists do. We help people of every age participate in a variety of everyday activities ranging from basic tasks like bathing and grooming to more complicated undertakings necessary to return to work or get an education. That’s what you’ll learn to do as a student here—and as a professional after that.

TwoAmerican Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) fellows on faculty

Top 25Occupational therapy programs as ranked by U.S. News & World Report

100%passing rate on the national examination over the past three years

Learn from expert occupational therapists

Whether you’re seated in a seminar-style class or working in a clinic, you’ll be mentored by our experienced, nationally and internationally recognized occupational therapy faculty.

They are experts who have contributed to research and helped to advance the practice of occupational therapy. But they’re also dedicated teachers committed to educating the next generation of practitioners.

Our faculty:

  • Build upon sound principles of general education by preparing students to communicate effectively, exhibit quantitative skills, think critically, integrate and apply knowledge, exhibit intellectual depth and breadth, be intellectually adaptive, appreciate societal and cultural diversity, and apply ethical standards and values to professional practice
  • Provide the highest quality professional graduate degree program that offers education related to the provision and management of occupational therapy services
  • Contribute to the advancement of knowledge through research and evidence-based practice
  • Provide continuing education opportunities for occupational therapy practitioners who wish to further their professional development
  • Foster the development of lifelong scholarship and civic engagement among students, faculty, and alumni

NBCOT Pass Rates

The total number of graduates from the  Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program at Indiana University during the 3-year period of 2015-2017 was 109 with an overall graduation rate of 100%.

Please visit the AOTA’s Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, ACOTE, webpage for more information http://www.aota.org/education-careers/accreditation.aspx

Indiana University Department of Occupational Therapy Outcome Data
YearStudent Entering/GraduatingGraduation RateNBCOT National Certification Examination Pass Rate
201536/36100%100%
201636/35100%100%
201736/37100%100%
Total108/108100%100%

The 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 pre-accreditation 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.