Welcome to the sparkling new UMHB Department of Occupational Therapy! I am both honored and humbled to be the founding director of this exciting new venture at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Occupational therapy (OT) is a vibrant and highly demanded profession in which practitioners help individuals of all ages engage in the everyday activities (occupations) that are meaningful and important to them. Through the use of meaningful activities, occupational therapists address motor, cognitive, sensory, psychosocial, and other challenges while capitalizing on individual strengths to promote participation in daily activities at home and in the community.
At UMHB, the MS in OT degree will prepare students to become occupational therapists ready engage in ethical, evidence-based, entry-level practice, leadership, scholarship and service. Program features will include:
- Faculty who are guided by their Christian faith to teach students to provide high-quality, integrity-based occupational therapy services and role model lifelong learning
- An innovative curriculum with varied clinic and community based experiences and interprofessional education opportunities throughout the program
- 40,000 square feet of state-of-the-art health sciences learning space in the beautifully renovated Hardy Hall, with 15,000 square feet specifically designed for occupational therapy education
- Interprofessional education and practice experiences with nursing, counseling, and physical therapy graduate students
Thank you for your patience with our web page as we work to build the MS OT program and keep you informed of our progress. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would just like to learn more about occupational therapy, I will look forward to hearing from you!
Best wishes as you pursue your academic dreams!
-Dr. Giuli Krug, Founding Program Director
Master's Degree Level Occupational Therapy Program (Applicant Program)
The entry-level occupational therapy master’s degree program has applied for accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. The program must be granted Candidacy Status, have a preaccreditation review, complete an on-site evaluation, and be granted Accreditation Status before its graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure. Students must complete Level II fieldwork within 24 months following completion of the didactic portion of the program.
Page last updated January 24, 2018