The Department of Occupational Therapy

 UAB OT program ranked highly by Students reports that current and recent graduate students rated UAB’s Occupational Therapy Program 12th among the top 25 such programs in the country. Based on a variety of student ratings in 2013-2014 [], OT at UAB was among the best, with Indianapolis University (#1) and Colorado State University (#2), as well as Boston University (#10) and the University of Southern California (#21).


The Department of Occupational Therapy offers innovative graduate programs for students interested in becoming occupational therapists or those seeking to advance his or her existing occupational therapy careers. These programs incorporate hands-on learning methods applied to the study of comprehensive rehabilitative, preventive, and wellness-oriented approaches designed to improve the lives of clients, families and communities they reside in. Entry-level Occupational Therapy professional program students apply with a broad range of social and science bachelorette degree backgrounds, and a fast track 3:2 program is available for qualified undergraduate students. Post-professional Occupational Therapists seek advanced training and degrees based on early, mid-career or established professional experiences. 

The UAB Department of Occupational Therapy offers the entry-level Master of Science OT degree, a low vision rehabilitation graduate certificate, post-professional Master of Science degrees, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science. Graduates of the OT entry-level professional degree post board pass rates consistently above the national average and become experts and leaders in the field. The UAB Occupational Therapy program is in the top 30 of >150 programs in the nation as ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its annual "Best Graduate Schools" 2012 edition.

Our entry-level master's degree in occupational therapy professional program is accredited by 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 is c/o AOTA  301-652-AOTA and its Web address is acote.