Master of Occupational Therapy

Master of Occupational Therapy

Program coming January 2025!

Parker University’s Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Bridge Program is a specialized hybrid program designed for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA) who want to become Occupational Therapists (OTR). While working in the field and completing the MOT Bridge program, our students will further advance their evaluation and clinical intervention skills. Our professional program includes focused areas in administration, leadership, clinical practice, and research. The MOT Bridge Program consists of six consecutive semesters (including summers). The curriculum is delivered through a variety of on-line or web-based instruction/lecture, lab, seminar formats, and fieldwork experiences. The on-line component of each course is delivered asynchronously. However, all students are required to attend scheduled on campus practical laboratories approximately one weekend per month.

Our Mission

Guided by the mission and vision of Parker University, the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Bridge Program is a specialized program to advance the clinical and evaluative skill set of Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants (COTA). Our program utilizes a distinctive student-centered approach, designed with a unique combination of academic, clinical, research, and service components that build upon students’ knowledge and professional experiences. Our program prepares graduates to be innovative Occupational Therapy leaders of the future who improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.


Median Pay

$93,180  Median according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Occupational Therapists Source

Career Growth Rate

Job Outlook 12% (Much faster than average) Source

New Jobs

Job Growth 16,100 through 2032 Source

Program Highlights


The program is primarily online

Hands-on Experience

Real world experience using techniques used by professionals in the field

Post-Graduate Support

Graduates are offered exclusive post-graduation benefits and continuous career support


Complete the program in two years

Accreditation Status of the Master of Occupational Therapy Program

The entry-level Master of Occupational Therapy program at Parker University has applied for accreditation 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 its web address is . The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a preaccreditation 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.

*This program is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)*


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