B.S./M.S. Occupational Therapy

Students in the five-year combined program provide specialized intervention for children and adults who have physical, sensory, neurological, developmental, social and/or emotional challenges.

Faculty and Staff

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Clinical experiences on and off-campus enable you to apply what you've learned and to work with patients across the age spectrum.

York Wellness and Rehabilitation Institute

An authentic interprofessional teaching and learning environment where students and faculty can collaborate in clinical services, research, and the development of innovative practices.

Student Occupational Therapy Association

This student run club facilitates communication between Nazareth and the professional community to engage in educational, service-learning, and social opportunities.

Current and Prospective Students


    Jeannine Pericone ‘17, an OT student, explains what Nazareth's program is all about.
    TV: Andrea Frey '17 showcased the latest tools to help clients with brain injuries.


    The occupational therapy program is accredited 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 phone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-2682. For more information, visit acoteonline.org. The occupational therapy program at Nazareth received initial accreditation as a new program in 2014 and was re-accredited in 2023.


    Students who successfully graduate from the Occupational Therapy master's degree program at Nazareth University are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) exam. Passing this exam provides the credentials to practice occupational therapy and makes you an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR).

    Nazareth's first class of occupational therapy students graduated in May 2016. National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) posts current pass rates.

    In addition, New York State and all other states require licensure to practice. Provision of a state license in New York is based on the results of the NBCOT exam. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT exam or to attain state licensure.