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Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences _

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) 

(Pending Accreditation)              ​APPLY NOW 

Application Information

The MOT application will open Fall 2018.

Applications will be scored (see Admissions Scoring Criteria) and applicants ranked based upon the following criteria:

  • Overall Grade Point Average (all transcripts and courses) = 30%
  • Prerequisite Course Grade Point Average Score = 30% (based upon completed coursework) MOT Prerequisite Course Worksheet
  • Admissions Essay and Resume Score = 20%
  • Combined Supporting Materials Score (letters, GRE/NBCOT scores, observation, admissions video, etc.) = 20%

Essay Criteria (500 words maximum)

  • A statement of why you have selected occupational therapy as a career path
  • A description of previous activities and experiences that are consistent with / supportive of your career choice
  • A description of the personal attributes that you feel are most important for career success in occupational therapy
  • A description of the area(s) of occupational therapy practice that interest you most and why
  • A list and description of prior academic, service, professional, and/or athletic awards and recognitions received
  • A brief outline of your short and long range personal goals
  • A statement of the reasons for choosing the University of Cincinnati for your occupational therapy educational preparation

Contact Us

Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

For Nutrition Science Programs:

Kimberly Maco, MS
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:

Ashley Sandburg
Phone: 513-558-7477

Accreditation Status Update

UC is currently in the Candidacy Stage of accreditation​. For additional information on accreditation, please see ACOTE’s Prospective Applicant Letter.

Important Application Dates

April 6, 2018 - Application period opens

November 1, 2018 - Application period closes

December 201​8 - Applicants notified of acceptance status

May 201​9 - ​Second cohort of students begin classes

Wondering what courses you'll need before you start the MOT program?  Use this document to determine if your courses are equivalent to UC's.

Prerequisite Course List Equivalents MOT

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