BS in Occupational Science/MS in Occupational Therapy

Obtain the skills needed to maximizes health, well-being and quality of life for all people, populations, and communities by facilitating participation in everyday living.

Major curriculum changes have been approved for the BS in occupational science/MS in occupational therapy program. The changes in the prerequisite courses will be in effect for students enrolling in UB as freshmen starting with the fall 2013 semester and for transfer students who anticipate entering the professional component of the program in fall 2015.

Earn Two Degrees in Five Years

Our five-year program in occupational therapy leads to a bachelor’s degree in occupational science and a master’s degree in occupational therapy. This program is flexible enough to meet your individual needs and interests while ensuring that you are prepared to pass the national certification exam and state licensure requirements to enter the profession.

Career Opportunities

Occupational therapy uses everyday activities as the means of helping people to achieve or regain independence. Occupational therapists work in all types of private, nonprofit and public settings, including schools, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and community health agencies. Learn more about this growing and in-demand field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Fully Accredited

The BS/MS program in occupational therapy at UB is accredited through the 2016-2017 academic year by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

The ACOTE accreditation standards provide the basis for our program competencies.

ACOTE can be reached at:
ACOTE
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Telephone: 301-652-AOTA (2682)
Web: http://acoteonline.org

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Pass Rates

Data related to pass rates for new graduates from 2013 onward can be found at the NBCOT website. New graduate (NG) data will be populated on the NBCOT website by the beginning of March 2015. By definition, candidates are labeled NG from their date of graduation through the next 365 days.

The total number of graduates from the University at Buffalo Occupational Therapy BS/MS program during the 3-year period of 2013-2015 was 118, an overall graduation rate of 93%.

Year Students Entering Students Graduating Graduation Rate
2015 48 45 94%
2016 56 53 95%
2017 71 61 86%
Total 175 159 91%

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