Prepare yourself for the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Examination and for a successful, gratifying career as a health care practitioner. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association, our M.S. and combined B.S./M.S. Occupational Therapy programs teach you how to help patients recover from injuries, overcome disabilities, and live independently.
You’ll participate in interprofessional medical simulations with nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant, and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine students. You’ll also have the opportunity to conduct research with expert faculty members, present findings at major conferences, and demonstrate your knowledge at campus health fairs. In your third year, you’ll acquire professional experience through eight months of fieldwork rotations in public and private health care settings. OT is a profession in high demand not only locally but globally. You can explore the option of working abroad after graduation in countries such as Canada, Australia, and the Middle East, to name a few.
The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy will give you the tools to:
Earn your bachelor’s degree in life sciences and a master’s degree in occupational therapy in five and a half years. During your three-year pre-professional phase, you’ll begin where leading physicians, professors, and other health care practitioners all initiate their careers—by studying how living organisms function, survive, adapt, and evolve. Our curriculum provides the foundation in the core sciences of biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, and other disciplines. Our professors actively conduct research in these fields to provide you with additional training opportunities. After completing the first three years of the pre-professional phase, you may apply and transition to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program.
Thanks for your interest in the Life Sciences, B.S./Occupational Therapy, M.S. program.
The combined program will enable you to achieve B.S./M.S. degrees in five and a half years. It includes a three-year phase of pre-professional courses and a two-and-a-half year phase of professional courses.
The Master's in Counseling Psychology program with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) prepares students to be socially and culturally responsive relationship and family therapists and mental health counselors. At its core, the MFT’s clinical training program upholds values of equity, social justice, community and cultural wealth, and collaborative problem solving.
Self-Awareness and Contextual Understanding: The MFT program will prepare students to become culturally competent therapists who can critically analyze themselves and their clients across ecological contexts. Students will be able to:
Theoretical Grounding: The MFT program will prepare students to identify and critically analyze theory to address a wide range of clinical counseling and mental health issues, such that students will be able to:
Diagnosis, Assessment, and Research: The program will prepare students to become culturally competent therapists who understand socio-cultural complexities associated with diagnosis, assessment, and research. As culturally responsive therapists, students will be able to:
Therapeutic Interventions and Clinical Practice: Students in the program will be able to understand, develop, identify, and demonstrate the foundational components of culturally competent counseling in marriage and family therapy, clinical counseling, and relationship therapy. As practitioners, students will be able to: