The Occupational Therapy Program at San José State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education [ACOTE - c/o Accreditation Department, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3425; phone 301-652-2682]. It is the oldest accredited Occupational Therapy program in the California State University system.
Each of the degree lines have their own specific admission policies, degree requirements, and learning outcomes. To learn more about the programs, select one below:
- Undergraduate Pre-OT
- Entry-Level Master of Science Degree Program
- Online Post-professional Master's Degree Program
(Note: The SJSU Occupational Therapy Department is proud of the achievements of the almost 200 occupational therapists with bachelor's of occupational therapy degrees who earned a master of science through the post-professional master's degree program at SJSU from 2003 to 2015. The program's final class will graduate in2015. Please visit the AOTA website to view other post-professional programs.)
Occupational Therapy Clinics
The OT Program offers a choice of several types of clinics as a practicum course for senior occupational therapy students.
Fieldwork provides the opportunity for students to gradually become independent practitioners
and to achieve entry-level competency. The six-month fieldwork experience places students
at two clinic sites, each for three months. The SJSU Occupational Therapy Program
has developed affiliations with over 250 clinical education programs.
After successful completion of the Entry-Level Master's program, students are eligible to sit for the national certification examination. Successful completion of the examination admits the candidate to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT, 800 South Frederick Avenue, Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-4150) as an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR), and qualifies the individual for CA licensing with the California Board of Occupational Therapy (444 North 3rd Street, Suite 410, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916-322-3394; fax (916) 445-6167).