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Occupational Therapy Schools in Utah - UT

Steps to Become an Occupational Therapist in Utah

Utah requires that all Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants have a license to practice in the state.  There are criteria that must be met to obtain a license after graduating with a Master’s degree from one of the accredited online or campus based Utah occupational therapy schools
  
Occupational Therapists must be of good moral character and have completed at least an undergraduate degree in an ACOTE (Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy) approved program in Occupational Therapy. There also are health and immunization requirements. 
  
Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants must pass a criminal background check and drug screening, and then pass the NBCOT (National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy) certification exam. 
  
When applying to take the exam, Occupational Therapy Registered (OTR) applicants must submit proof of graduation and document at least 50 hours of contact with a licensed OTR in at least two different settings.  These hours should include observation, work and volunteering. 
  
Applicants are responsible for making sure that his or her name matches on all documents, transcripts and forms.  After the exam application has been processed (3-4 weeks) and the fees paid, an authorization to test (ATT) is issued, which will allow the applicant to schedule an exam.
  
Information and practice tests are available on the NBCOT website and those planning to take the exam are encouraged to look at the website and/or read the NBCOT handbook. 
 
Occupational Therapy professionals can obtain a state license by completing a license application, having NBCOT test scores sent to the state licensing board, and paying all applicable fees and costs.  The state licensing fee is $70 and doesn’t include the testing fees.
  
Occupational Therapy Assistants can obtain a state license by showing that they graduated from a two-year associate’s degree program in Occupational Therapy and are certified by NBCOT as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA).  They also must submit an application form to the state licensing board, and paying the $70 fee.
  
For more information on obtaining a license in Utah, check out the Utah Occupational Therapy Licensing Board at
http://www.dopl.utah.gov/licensing/occupational_therapy.html
  
Most OTR and COTA professionals in Utah choose to join Utah Occupational Therapy Association, a non-profit organization that is affiliated with American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).  UOTA promotes the safe practice of Occupational Therapy, advocates for members and provides continuing education and networking for OT professionals.

Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Occupational Therapists in Salt Lake City, West Valley, Provo and West Jordon, Utah may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Intermountain Medical Center, Saint Mark's Hospital, University of Utah Health Care and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

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  • 95% alumni satisfaction rate.
  • Currently holds more than 500 professional alliances, including 19 of the top Fortune 100 companies.
  • Courses are taught by expert faculty, with 86% of professors possessing a doctoral degree.
  • Offers credit for prior experience and learning, as well as scholarships, accelerated programs, and several other ways to help reduce tuition costs.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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  • 95% alumni satisfaction rate.
  • Currently holds more than 500 professional alliances, including 19 of the top Fortune 100 companies.
  • Courses are taught by expert faculty, with 86% of professors possessing a doctoral degree.
  • Offers credit for prior experience and learning, as well as scholarships, accelerated programs, and several other ways to help reduce tuition costs.
  • Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
  • Features a competency-based MBA program that allows students to test out of subjects based on prior professional experience.
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities ( beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities. 
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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  • Designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the 4th consecutive year.
  • Listed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2013, for the sixth consecutive year.
  • Links students to hundreds of training opportunities ( beyond their traditional internships and practicum) at their many “partner agencies” in each of their local communities. 
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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  • Good for Working Adults
  • Online Programs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Financial Aid
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  • Several student organizations are present on campus, including Alpha Chi and Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Societies, intramural sports, and a student government association.
  • Main campus is located in Hobbs, New Mexico, with online options as well.
  • Originally founded in 1962 as College of the Southwest.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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  • Several student organizations are present on campus, including Alpha Chi and Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Societies, intramural sports, and a student government association.
  • Main campus is located in Hobbs, New Mexico, with online options as well.
  • Originally founded in 1962 as College of the Southwest.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
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  • Online Programs
  • Financial Aid
  • Transferable Credits