The West Virginia University Division of Occupational Therapy in the School of Medicine provides education to students as well as professionals to achieve its’ mission of improving the health of people in West Virginia and beyond. We pride ourselves on providing a rigorous, diverse, challenging, and comprehensive education to both student occupational therapists and occupational therapy professionals.
Using the links to the right you have information for prospective students, current students, clinical educators, and professionals.
Please note that the MOT program is being transitioned to the OTD program. Students applying to WVU in the fall of 2018 will follow the MOT program path. Students apply after this will follow the OTD program path.
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 this exam, the graduate will be an Occupational Therapist, registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the NBCOT Certification Examination or attain state licensure.