Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Occupational Therapy
Subject
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Occupational Therapy
Program Components
Coursework + Practicum
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine
 

Overview

The Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program is a twenty four month professional master's degree program, and the only occupational therapy degree program in British Columbia. It is a professional degree program with no thesis requirement and the curriculum is based on a combination of coursework and fieldwork placement. Our program is fully accredited by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and graduates are eligible to write the national licensing exam upon graduation.

Occupational Therapy is a health-care profession dedicated to assisting individuals (and their families) to participate in and engage in the occupation of daily living. Occupational therapists provide specialized rehabilitation services to maintain, restore or improve the ability of children and adults to perform the occupations of daily life, which may be impaired as a result of illness, injury, congenital or acquired disabilities, or social disadvantage.

What makes the program unique?

Over the course of 2 years, there are 5 fieldwork placements of 5-7 weeks each.

This program is one of the smallest MOT programs in Canada; our students enjoy small class sizes and more individual attention. With a modular based structure, we engage over 50 clinicians a year to teach our students the skills and theory required for practice, supplementing our core program. Our teaching team believes not only in creating an environment that is open and exciting, but also recognizes that they are educating and working with their colleagues of tomorrow. We are currently the only Occupational Therapy program in Canada to offer designated seats for international students

 

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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

Criminal Record Check

This program contains a practicum component for which a criminal record check is required.

GRE required?

Required by some applicants (check program website)

Career Options

The MOT program prepares graduates to be self-directed, lifelong learners, who consciously use theory, evidence and critical thinking skills to maintain, evaluate and improve their practice of occupational therapy. Occupational therapists work in both public and private practice, in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, in home care and community health, in schools and clinics. Occupational therapists work with clients across the life spectrum with a diverse range of needs. With a shortage of occupational therapists across BC and Canada, graduates of the MOT program at UBC are in high demand.

"Employment of occupational therapists is expected to increase by 26 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations." United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011.

 

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$2,371.61$13,397.39
Program Fee$14,229.66$80,384.34
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Supplementary fees (once)$114.00 Supplemental application fee
Supplementary fees (yearly)$502.00 Program fees for domestic students. $300 for international students.
Student Fees (yearly)$899.00 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,453.00 (check cost calculator)
Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)
Deposit requirement$300.00$300.00
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

  2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Applications 300 288 250 258 188
Offers 58 59 63 61 61
New registrations 54 49 51 49 48
Total enrolment 108 103 106 100 99

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 98% based on 163 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 188 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 1.99 years and the maximum time is 5.00 years with an average of 2.02 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.

Disclaimer

Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 8 April 2016]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].

 
 

September 2017 Intake

Application Open Date
15 October 2016
Canadian/US Applicant Deadline
15 January 2017
International Applicant Deadline
08 May 2017

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