The Occupational Therapy program at the University of Montana seeks to prepare occupational therapists who have a broad base of skills upon graduation and who will be able to implement occupational therapy services in many settings, including rural environments. Occupational therapists serve not only as a provider of direct patient care, but also fulfill the roles of administrator, supervisor, teacher, consultant, and researcher in a variety of venues and with various populations. Students successfully completing the professional program meet the competencies for occupational therapy as determined by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), receive a Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree, are eligible for board certification through NBCOT, and are prepared for state licensure.
Note: This program will not admit students until candidacy status has been granted by ACOTE. We anticipate our first class matriculating in Fall 2025.