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MS in Occupational Therapy

The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is an 80-credit full-time program that includes day and evening classes with intermittent focused clinical instruction and Saturday practice sessions. In 27 months, students complete this MS program, which includes didactic classes, concurrent service-learning, and clinical experiences, and six (6) months of full-time fieldwork.

The curriculum is an intentionally sequenced cluster of courses across seven (7) semesters designed to support students’ learning within a semester and across semesters so that students develop the attitudes, professional behaviors, and competencies needed to become competent, ethical, evidence-based and client-centered occupational therapists.

Students in the program will:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the broad context of communities in which the clients of occupational therapy services engage in their daily occupations through community engagement and service across the curriculum.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of individual and community needs through experiences and focused reflections about those experiences.
  • Develop a personal sense of self-efficacy that will foster their growth not only as a developing professional, but also as leaders and community change agents

Technology is used throughout the curriculum as a tool that supports the integration of learning, as well as a tool for client education, occupational therapy assessment, intervention, and documentation of services. Students will be introduced and will use a variety of technology platforms and tools throughout their occupational therapy education.

Prospective students who are interested in pursuing a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree at Iona College should contact Laurette Olson, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, at lolson@iona.edu or (914) 633-2574 for more information.