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School of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Why study Occupational Therapy at TWU?

You’ll be prepared to meet occupational demands.

We produce graduates who improve the lives of clients, serve in our communities and teach the next generation of practitioners. Our master of occupational therapy degree is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Our students first-time pass rate on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy exam was 100 percent in 2015.

You’ll be part of a legacy.

There are more than 4,000 alumni from the TWU School of Occupational Therapy in Texas and around the world. Our alumni make significant contributions to the occupational therapy profession by providing leadership in practice, education and research. We are active in our communities and contribute in innovative ways, like training zookeepers and museum personnel on sensory friendly experiences, helping caregivers understand living with dementia, and empowering homeless individuals to have a voice.  

You’ll make a difference.

Do you want to facilitate positive changes in the lives of clients, their families and caregivers? Would you like to serve in your community and advocate for client access to occupational therapy? Join us as we advance knowledge within the field and help people lead fulfilling lives.

Our Academic Programs

We offer three graduate occupational therapy programs at TWU. The entry-level master’s degree is face-to-face, and the post-professional doctorates are online and hybrid programs with periodic seminars on campus. The MOT degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

Explore our degrees.

Graduation Rates and Accreditation

Graduation Year

Student Entering/Fall Graduation

Graduation Rate

2014 132/122 92%
2015 137/115 84%
2016 129/108 84%
Total 389/345 87%

One School, Three Locations

The location may differ from Denton to Dallas to Houston, but the academic excellence of our programs remains the same. There are three front doors to an education from TWU’s School of Occupational Therapy and a robust online presence for students across the United States. 

Denton Campus   |   Dallas Center   |   Houston Center

Find out more about the School of Occupational Therapy's National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy data results.

The TWU MOT Program has full ACOTE accreditation status.

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
c/o Accreditation Department
American Occupational Therapy Association
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
(301) 652-AOTA (2682)

Our Faculty

Our faculty pioneer adaptation research with global impact, create inclusive communities for persons with disabilities and create solutions to help people adapt in place and participate in life.

They consistently make clients lives more comfortable, encourage accessibility within their communities and teach students how to engage with their clients in mindful ways that promote physical, mental and social well-being. They are committed, passionate professionals and fierce advocates of the profession.

Our faculty are recognized as leaders in occupational therapy education and research, presenting their findings around the world. They’ve spent countless hours as practicing professionals and countless more educating others to do the same.

Faculty Bookshelf

Our faculty’s accomplishments extend far beyond the classroom. They regularly contribute scholarly works to advance the field of occupational therapy. Here are some of the latest examples:

  • Cynthia Evetts, OTR, PhD, Associate Professor and Director
    Mindful Crafts as Therapy: Engaging more than hands (with S. Peloquin), F.A. Davis Company. 2017
  • Asha Vas, OT, PhD, Assistant Professor
    Sensitivity and specificity of abstraction using gist reasoning measure in adults with traumatic brain injury (with J. Spense, B. Eschler and S. Chapman). Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. 2016
  • Patricia Bowyer, OTR, EdD, Professor and Coordinator of Post-Professional Programs
    Family-focused nursing care (with S. Eggenberger, P. Young and N. Krumwiede), F.A. Davis. 2015