The MS in Occupational Therapy at Sage is the only master-level Occupational Therapy Program in New York’s Capital Region accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929. ACOTE can be contacted at 301-652-6611 or at www.acoteonline.org. Qualified men and women who possess a bachelor’s degree and who fulfill the prerequisite courses for the Occupational Therapy Program may apply directly through the Sage Graduate School. Students can complete the 80-credit program in just over two years, including a research project and six months of full time fieldwork. Upon successful completion of academic, research and fieldwork courses, students are awarded an MS degree in Occupational Therapy and are eligible to sit for the certification exam administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) that leads to national certification and eligibility for state licensure.
OT Program Summary
Yearly physical examinations, immunizations, and CPR certification are required by fieldwork sites. In addition, many settings require students to be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal history review. Students are responsible for the arrangements and costs of these, as well as for transportation to and from fieldwork settings. A felony conviction may prevent student placement at some fieldwork settings.