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Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) 

(Pending Accreditation)              ​APPLY NOW 

Computer and Software Requirements

The Master of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Cincinnati uses a blended curriculum model that includes frequent involvement in eLearning environments. To participate and be successful in this program, you must have unlimited access to a computer that meets minimum system requirements. You will be REQUIRED to indicate compliance upon acceptance into the program. While access to computers is available through the University of Cincinnati Libraries (subject to library hours of operation), access to a personal laptop computer is highly recommended for portability between on and off campus sessions, classroom activities, quick access to online resources, and overall convenience. As you consider your application to the MOT program, please evaluate your ability to meet both competency and system requirements.

Competency Requirements

The MOT program will provide an orientation session during the first on-campus session to provide ​you with essential skills to participate in online learning. This is designed to give incoming students a chance to experience what online course instruction will be like in the MOT program. Instead of OT course content, the orientation class content teaches you about current program policies and procedures that are most important for you to know when ​you start the program. ​You will also learn how to use the online tools that will be used in your OT courses, including Blackboard, which is the online learning system used to access all OT courses. If you have used Blackboard before, you will probably find that our courses “look” different from other courses you’ve taken, and some of the tools may have changed or we are using them differently than you used them previously.

​You will require basic knowledge of computer use and internet skills in order to begin and progress through the MOT program. Skills that ​you should have prior to the first on campus session:

  1. Use of computer mouse and keyboard
  2. Computer software installation, including internet security and virus protection
  3. Managing files on a computer – saving, deleting, naming, renaming, moving, backing up, etc.
  4. Sending, uploading, and downloading attachments
  5. Use of common software applications – Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook (email)
  6. Use of functions associated with software – copying and pasting, spell checking, etc.
  7. Internet search skills including accessing library databases and use of various search engines
  8. Proficiency in email use and other modes of online communication
  9. Printing documents – hard copy and pdf formats
  10. Use of passwords and accessing secured sites via login – username and password

System Requirements

Students are also encouraged to visit the Blackboard Support Website at for additional assistance with system requirements.

Recommended Hardware (PC)

(It is suggested that this system be the standard for the serious distant learning student. Anything exceeding this standard is not necessary at this time.)

Intel i5 processor


Video card with 128 MB memory

500 GB hard drive

16X DVD+/-RW Drive

Broadband Access (Cable Modem/DSL)

Sound card with internal or external speakers

Web camera with integrated microphone

Printer, or access to a printer

Minimum Software

Microsoft Windows 7 or equivalent operating system

MS Office 2010 or greater (Microsoft Office 365 provided for free via

Mozilla Firefox 54 preferred, Internet Explorer 11

WinZip for PC or ZipIt (a shareware product) for Mac

Virus Protection Software: McAfee (Can be downloaded for free at:

Flash Player – latest version

Java – latest version

Windows Media Player – latest version

Recommended Plug-Ins

Java JDK for PC/Mac:

QuickTime PC/Mac: QuickTime lets you add more than 200 digital media capabilities and components to your Mac or PC. Free download at

Macromedia Shockwave Player: Macromedia's Shockwave Player lets you experience automation and entertainment in your Web browser.

Macromedia Flash Player for PC/Mac: Macromedia's Flash Player lets you experience automation and entertainment in your Web browser.

Adobe Acrobat Reader: View and print millions of documents on the Web with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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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