Programs

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:

Occupational Therapy Clinics

The OT Program offers a choice of several types of clinics as a practicum course for senior occupational therapy students.

Fieldwork

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.

All fieldwork must be completed within 24 months of completion of coursework.

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Certification

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 TherapyExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain (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 TherapyExternal Link that Will Take User Outside SJSU Domain (444 North 3rd Street, Suite 410, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916-322-3394; fax (916) 445-6167).