About This Program

Are you interested in undergraduate studies leading to a degree in occupational therapy?

You're in the right spot. You'll enter the occupational therapy program as an undergraduate student, and earn a Bachelor of Science in health science and a Master of Science in occupational therapy in five-and-a-half years.

Are you interested in graduate studies leading to a degree in occupational therapy?

You're looking for our master's entry program where you'll enter with a bachelor's degree already in hand and earn a Master of Science in occupational therapy in two and a half to three years. Learn more about our master's program.

See our tuition and fee information for year five.


Amanda Melemed
Administrative Associate
Department of Occupational Therapy
(413) 748-3581


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You will enter the health science occupational therapy program as a pre-occupational therapy student enrolled in the health science major. For your first four years, you will engage in courses and practica required for both the occupational therapy degree, the health science degree, and the College’s general education requirements. The professional component of the occupational therapy program begins in your fourth year and continues into the fifth, or graduate, year. It includes one summer, where you enroll in the professional level courses with graduate students in the entry-level master's program.

Classes on campus are followed by six months of full-time fieldwork in at least two occupational therapy settings. With hundreds of affiliated fieldwork sites across the country, the Springfield College occupational therapy program offers a wide range of experiences working with people with differing disabilities and conditions, using different treatment approaches, in various practice settings.

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"Being able to rehab an individual back to their daily occupations and doing things by themselves is very important to me," said Natalie Waechter, occupational therapy student. "I am looking to focus on chronic pain management, this is an area in which I have had experience in, and the faculty here at Springfield College have inspired me to follow my passion in this area." 

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Studying Occupational Therapy at Springfield College
Coming 2023

The New Health Sciences Center at Springfield College

The new Springfield College Health Sciences Center will empower transformative approaches to education, career enhancement, service, research, and leadership in healthcare. The Center will build on the success of the School of Health Sciences, and ensure its standing as the leading choice for the finest students, faculty, and staff.

An architect's rendering of the health science center at Springfield College
  • Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

    c/o American Occupational Therapy Association
    6116 Executive Boulevard
    Suite 200
    North Bethesda, MD 20852-4949

  • (301) 652-AOTA (2682)


Our Entry Level Master’s Program in occupational therapy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

  • Graduates of the Springfield College occupational therapy master's degree program have been going out into the world and making a difference since the program's launch in 1993. 

Program Outcomes

To see Springfield College occupational therapy (OT) program performance data, visit the NBCOT school performance page.

And, be sure to check out the occupational therapy program outcomes.

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

    12 South Summit Avenue
    Suite 100
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877

  • (301) 990-7979

  • (301) 869-8492 (fax)

  • Website

Certification and Licensure

Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of the exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.