Who Is This Course For?
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is a Post-Professional program designed for occupational therapists who have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy and now would like to upgrade to a Master’s level.
Why Do This Post-Professional Master’s?
This Post-Professional Master’s program offers course-based graduate education to occupational therapists wanting to enhance their understanding of trends and developments in the field of occupational therapy, further their current knowledge and skills, and improve their research and leadership abilities.
This course-based program has been designed for working professionals;
12 - 24 months to complete
Student centred - encourages adult learners to pursue topics/areas of interest
Focus on the scholarship of Occupational Therapy
Can be done completely online (no residency requirement)
Can be done in conjunction with rehabilitation medicine post-graduate certificates or other programs of study
This program is offered entirely online, however students have the option to take some required courses and electives face-to-face in the cities of Edmonton and Calgary Alberta. Courses are 6-12 weeks long with defined start and end dates to ensure collaboration and interaction with peers. Through collaboration with specialized faculty, the program allows occupational therapists to build on established knowledge and skills to better inform their practice and meet the ever changing needs of clients and work environment.
What This Program Doesn’t Do
Taking this Post-Professional program will NOT directly allow internationally-educated occupational therapists (IEOTs) to work in Canada as an occupational therapist.
To be eligible to work in Canada IEOTs must FIRST apply to the Association of Canadian Occupational Therapy Regulatory Organizations (ACOTRO) to complete an assessment process called the Substantial Equivalency Assessment System (SEAS). This process has several steps and associated fees.
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