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LaWana SpratlingThe School of Occupational Therapy offers the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree for persons who wish to become occupational therapists. For information about our MOT program continue browsing the links below. For further questions contact Admissions Coordinator LaWana Spratling (940) 898-2807.
*Denton Early Entry Program students retain first consideration to the Denton cohort until that program is discontinued Fall 2016. **The MOT Bridge Program  is restricted to individuals with certification as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with one year of professional experience.

Fieldwork Placement

Supervised field experience is an integral part of the educational program and professional preparation. It provides an opportunity to integrate academic knowledge with application skills in a clinical or community work situation.  Experiences on fieldwork require progressively higher levels of performance and responsibility.   

Fieldwork 1 placements are short-term assignments that occur in conjunction with other coursework during each semester, generally located within or nearby the campus communities. Fieldwork 2 experiences occur back-to-back at the end of the didactic program; two 3-month assignments are required for degree completion.  The majority of FW2 sites are located within Texas and the states surrounding Texas.  Due to the high nationwide demand for fieldwork placements, students are not guaranteed both local FW2 placements.  Effective September 2011,  students admitted to the program should expect to complete at least one Fieldwork 2 experience outside  the greater metroplex  areas of Dallas-Fort Worth or Houston. 

Accreditation & Graduation Rates

The School of Occupational Therapy graduated a total of 367 Master of Occupational Therapy students from 2011-2013 (117, 116, 134 respectively).  Our graduation rates for those years were 94.5%, 86.5%, and 95%.  Program data results are available at the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapy Examiners (NBCOT) at

The TWU MOT Program has full ACOTE accreditation status.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)

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