May 19, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Occupational Therapy, MS

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Offered in Hickory and Columbia

All OT courses and fieldwork Level II experiences must be completed prior to graduation. Verification by the school chair and registrar is required to take the national certification examination.


The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE c/o AOTA, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200, North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929, telephone (301) 652-2682, Web site: The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) is located at One Bank Street Suite 300 Gaithersburg, MD 20878; (301) 990-7979; A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Lenoir-Rhyne University’s School of Occupational Therapy was reaccredited by ACOTE on November 30, 2018, for a period of seven years for academic year 2018-2019 to 2025-2026.

Mission Statement

The School of Occupational Therapy, in concert with the mission of Lenoir-Rhyne University, seeks to develop skilled and caring students who respond adaptively to situations, meticulously investigate their world and knowledge base and provide ethical and unbiased services. The school serves as a resource for OT practitioners and advocates for the value of occupation to the community.

Program Admission Requirements

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Prerequisite Requirements

Master’s degree applicants must present evidence of completion of all prerequisite courses and undergraduate degree before the start of the program. Prerequisite completion must be within 5 years of the application date. The areas of competency are covered in the following courses or their equivalents completed within the last five years: Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs, Statistics, Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Anthropology and Medical Terminology.

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