Occupational Therapy students bring energy and excellence to the program. The wealth of experience and diversity of backgrounds the Occupational Therapy students bring to the program creates a dynamic and enriching academic community. The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) further enriches the program by providing educational, professional and social opportunities for Occupational Therapy students and the chance to develop leadership skills. Not surprisingly, SJSU graduates have earned a reputation as highly accomplished clinicians and leaders in Occupational Therapy.

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The Department of Occupational Therapy has one area of study, the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree Program, which allows the student to expand their education and enhance their skills as an occupational therapist. (Note: The Online Post-Professional Master's Degree program is no longer offered by the department of Occupational Therapy here at San Jose State University. Please visit the AOTA website to view other post-professional programs.)

Below are several student links that will assist in directing students throughout the website and hopefully answer any questions they may have about the degree. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the OT department at (408) 924-3070.

Student Links

To be completed by students each semester following advising with assigned Advisor.  Copy must be submitted to the OT Dept. admin assistant, Sara Villarreal, for filing.

To be completed by students and forwarded to the faculty being petitioned to. 
The OT Program offers a choice of several types of clinics as a practicum course for senior occupational therapy students.
The Student Occupational Therapy Association (S.O.T.A.) is a non-profit, pre-professional, student-run association which aims to benefit the students in the Occupational Therapy department.

Guidelines and procedures for Mary Booth scholarship application.
Application forms are available for download or in the OT office (CCB 203).

Guidelines and procedures for Bonita Kraft scholarship application.
Application forms are available for download or in the OT office (CCB 203).

National Occupational Therapy Honor Society

The mission of Pi Theta Epsilon is to support the development of occupational sciences and the practice of authentic occupational therapy by promoting research and other scholarly activities by its members. In this way, the organization serves not only the profession, but helps to insure quality health care services for the general public.