Occupational Therapy Department

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

Graduation Data


    Jeannine Pericone ‘17, an OT student, explains what Nazareth's program is all about.


    The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE's phone number c/o AOTA is 301-652-2682. For more information, visit acoteonline.org. The occupational therapy program at Nazareth College received initial accreditation as a new program in December 2014.


    Students who successfully graduate from the Occupational Therapy master's degree program at Nazareth College 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. NBCOT will post the exam passing rates for 2016 as soon as they are available on the NBCOT webpage.

    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.