Occupational Therapy Programs at Springfield College
The Springfield College Occupational Therapy Department offers two levels of entry to our Master of Science in OT program: as a first year or transfer student to the 5 1/2 year Health Science Occupational Therapy (HSOT) program, or as a graduate student to the 28-month Entry Level Master's (ELM) program. For further information about the HSOT program, please click here.
This fall, the OT Department will hold Information Sessions for Prospective Graduate Students on the following days:
- Monday, September 22
- Tuesday, October 21
- Monday, November 10
- Tuesday, December 2
All sessions are at 4pm in the Health Sciences Center.
Please call the OT Department at (413) 748-3581 to register for a session or for further information.
The OT program admits graduate students for Fall entry only.
Graduate applications are to be submitted via OTCAS, a web-based centralized application service. The OTCAS system can be accessed at https://portal.otcas.org. Any questions about the application process should be directed to OTCAS after reading through the online instructions and FAQs. Program-specific questions may be directed to Springfield College by email: OT@springfieldcollege.edu or by phone: (413) 748-3581.
Fully encompassing Springfield College's humanics philosophy, the occupational therapy programs emphasize that health and learning are best gained through an approach that unifies spirit, mind, and body. The over-reaching goal of the programs is to foster in each student a strong sense of professional identity embracing the basic tenets and ethical practices of the profession.
|The Occupational Therapy Program at Springfield College has been fully accredited as an entry level master’s degree program with both graduate and undergraduate entry points since 1991.*|
Students entering as first year undergraduates may complete a bachelor of science in health science and a master of science in occupational therapy in five and a half years. The professional portion of the program begins in the student's fourth year and continues through one and a half graduate years, including two summers.
The OT department offers an entry-level master's degree program designed for people with bachelor's degrees in varying majors who wish to become occupational therapists. Students can earn a master of science (M.S.) in Occupational Therapy in as little as 28 months, or can extend their program to three, four, or even five years by attending part-time.
Our Entry Level Master’s Program in occupational therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.:
4720 Montgomery Lane
P. O. Box 31220
Bethesda, MD 20824-1220
Graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification examination required to practice occupational therapy, offered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy:
12 South Summit Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Fax (301) 869-8492
EventsProfessor of Occupational Therapy Joan Simmons, PhD, will present the AARP Home Fit Workshop at the School of Social Work on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The workshop will cover making small changes in the home to support the lifestyle needs of any age. Suggestions will range from simple tasks to more complicated projects that will promote comfort, safety, and long-term livability.
Five Great Reasons:
Springfield College Student Occupational Therapy Association officers meet with AOTA President Florence Clark, Ph.D., O.T.R./L., F.A.O.T.A., at the NBCOT/AOTA Student Conclave in Louisville, Ky., in Nov. 2010 Read more.
Alumni Spotlight"The facilities and fieldwork settings were extremely beneficial. The faculty is a team of dedicated occupational therapy (OT) professionals who are committed to producing quality OT practitioners in order to further advance the field. "
Occupational Therapy Program Contact Information
- Diane Carignan
Occupational Therapy Department