Interested in pursuing one of the best jobs in healthcare? Occupational Therapy is one of today’s hottest fields, and Dominican University graduates are uniquely prepared to succeed. A full 100% of our graduates who seek employment upon graduation are employed!
Clinical Placement Sites
The program is designed to allow you to pursue your degree while working and maintaining family and life responsibilities
Learn from expert practicing OTs, many of whom have been recognized with awards for advancement, excellence, and innovation
Explore the Occupational Therapy Program
Classes are held approximately every three weekends for a total of 18 weekends throughout the course of the year at Dominican University’s Rockland County campus. The University is central to the Hudson Valley region, including the Metro New York City area and New Jersey’s Bergen County.
If you’d like to visit the campus and meet the faculty, please choose from among our many visiting opportunities.
The Dominican University Advantage
Keep Working: Many of our students work 20 to 30 hours per week - or more - while completing their degree.
Get your degree from a trusted name with proven results In 2021, the National Board for Certification in Occupation Therapy (NBCOT) New Graduate Pass Rate as 98%.
Get a 21st-Century Education: The Occupational Therapy program incorporates the latest research and trends in the ever-evolving field of practice.
Study in Small Cohorts: You'll get personalized attention in cohorts of no more than 25 students.
Study with the Best Faculty: Learn from a highly experienced team of occupational therapists who are leading practitioners and educators in the field.
Affordable Tuition: The Occupational Therapy program at Dominican University is one of the least expensive in the region, with financial aid and flexible payment available
Outstanding Clinical Education: Over 200 clinical placement sites are available, offering a variety of clients, conditons and settings.
Meet the Program Director
Pamela Story, O.T.D, is the Director of the Occupational Therapy program. To learn more about how the program has responded to the pandemic, read her welcome letter.
Contact an Admissions Counselor
An Admissions Counselor is easily accessible by phone, texting or e-mail. You are also welcome to visit the campus and meet the counselor
Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions
The Graduate Occupational Therapy Program leading to either a Bachelor of Science/Master of Science (BS/MS) in Occupational Therapy for COTAs with an Associate degree, or a Master of Science (MS) in Occupational Therapy for those with a prior earned Bachelor or Master degree, is fully accredited through 2030/2031 under “The Standards for an Accredited Educational Therapy Program for the Occupational Therapist – 2018” by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).
The program is responsible for complying with all ACOTE accreditation standards and policies and interacting with ACOTE with integrity and honesty. The program will inform ACOTE of all major changes in curriculum, site locations, online/onsite formats, and the program director in a timely manner. The program will honestly and accurately represent the program and its ACOTE accreditation status in all its publications and web page available to the public. Students must complete all fieldwork requirements within 18 months of completion of the academic coursework portion of the program.
Graduates of the program are 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). Most states, including New York, require licensure in order to practice; however, most initial state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT certification examination.
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) c/o Accreditation Department American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929 Phone: (301) 652-6611 X2042 or www.acoteonline.org