Department of Occupational Therapy

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"The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Alabama is dedicated to the provision of a high quality, socially relevant, and evidence-based occupational therapy education; we strive to discover and disseminate new knowledge in the field, and to provide professional and volunteer service in order to reduce health disparities, improve health and quality of live, and meet the occupational needs of the community."

2020 OT Virtual Graduation Ceremony


2020 OT Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Watch the 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Alabama, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions.



Open Faculty Positions

To view open faculty positions, go to Academic Affairs Available Faculty Positions.

USA Dept. of Occupational Therapy
Open House

Postponed-date to be determined

Students interested in the Occupational Therapy master's degree program are invited to an informational presentation regarding the Occupational Therapy program and the admissions process. Visitors can also tour the department classrooms and labs, and meet some of the faculty and current students.

To RSVP and receive directions please send an email to:

About the Department of Occupational Therapy

Patient using adaptive eating utensil. The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Alabama is proud of its many accomplishments in its short history. The OT Bachelor of Science degree program was founded in 1993 and the first class of occupational therapists graduated in 1996. In 2002, the program converted to a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy as a result of national changes in the accreditation standards. Since its inception, over 450 students have graduated with a degree in occupational therapy.

Our students receive didactic, laboratory and clinical education in all facets of entry-level occupational therapy practice. Program graduates are highly sought and recruited by employers in a variety of healthcare and community settings because of their knowledge, professionalism and evaluation and intervention skills.

Occupational therapy faculty members are committed to providing high quality, cutting-edge instruction. Many of the faculty are recognized nationally and internationally for their scholarship and service to the profession. The Department strives to provide a collegial and challenging learning environment in which students can acquire knowledge and skills, and develop lifelong professional and personal relationships. We invite you to explore our webpages and become better acquainted with the occupational therapy program and faculty at the University of South Alabama.

Description of Program

  • Entry-level master's degree program
  • 95 semester hours of professional course work
  • Extra expenses are associated with professional studies, including books, local travel to and from clinical facilities, and for possible out-of-town travel and living expenses during the fieldwork. Graduates of the program may assume responsibilities in the areas of administration, program development, consultation, and research.




Accreditation by:
The University of South Alabama Occupational Therapy Program is Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

Status is:
Currently accredited until 2022

ACOTE Address:
c/o Accreditation Department
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) 
6116 Executive Boulevard Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
Phone: (301) 652-AOTA


The University of South Alabama Department of Occupational Therapy graduates have consistently performed above the national average on the NBCOT Exam.
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University of South Alabama
Dept. of Occupational Therapy
Graduation Rate Information

2017 30/30 100%
2018 30/28 93%
2019 30/27 90%
Total 90/85 94%


Professional Component Format

(7 semesters) - includes the full-time Level II Fieldwork