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Master of Occupational Therapy

For Men and Women

Graduate students in Bay Path College's Master of Occupational Therapy program

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Community Centered. Evidence Based. 100% Personalized.

Here is where you won’t blend in. Where you’ll be regarded as a partner in the classroom and in the field. Where faculty becomes family, and colleagues become friends. Where you study and learn as a team, because transformative and successful healthcare takes many hands and one committed heart.

Bay Path’s Master of Occupational Therapy has earned the reputation for being among the best programs in the profession. That’s why our graduate classes are 100% employed within one year.

Research. Write. Present. Practice.

Attend the MAOT annual conference. The AOTA national conference. The National Student Enclave. Present your research. Stand out and be recognized. The directors of this program are devoted to your professional development, individual accomplishments and personal satisfaction. But this goes far beyond academic prowess.

In this program, experience counts.  You could be working in the community helping elders to remain in their home. Become an advocate and aide to a special needs child at school. Inspire a client at a homeless shelter. Or a key player in getting people back on their feet and on with their lives. Our graduates are doing all of these things and more in their own communities and around the world.

We know it’s what you personally bring to this program that makes it extraordinary. You, like many of our students, are compelled to make a difference in this world.  The Master of Occupational Therapy will help you get there. 

Our Program

The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree from Bay Path University is an entry-level, full-time (two-year) or half-time (three-year) program for students with a bachelor’s degree in any field, who desire to pursue a career in the field of occupational therapy. Completion of this degree allows students to sit for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and become a Registered Occupational Therapist.

Admissions Deadline: January 8, 2016

Admission is competitive. Each year, we have more applicants than we can accommodate in the class. Applicants are ranked based on GPA and recommendations. The top applicants are offered admission. Some applicants may be offered a place on the wait list pending available spots in the class. After completing the admissions process, some applicants may be denied

Classes Begin: July 2016 


The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. AOTA’s phone number is (301) 652-AOTA or

In February 2002, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education granted approval to Bay Path College to grant the Master of Science in Advanced Practice Occupational Therapy for men and women.

Between 2011 and 2013, the program had a 95% graduation rate, with 151 out of 159 students enrolled finishing the program. The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) maintains the most recent data for exam pass rates. To access the data, visit the NBCOT website at For the calendar year 2013, 98% of graduates taking the Board exam passed. Use the drop down menu to select a state and comparative data will be provided.

Longmeadow, MA Admissions For more information on Bay Path University's Master of Occupational Therapy program call 413-565-1167.

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