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Our program presents an excellent opportunity for high school students who want to pursue a degree in Occupational Therapy. High school students can complete a B.S./M.S. degree in Occupational Therapy in 5 years (2 years for the completion of the pre-requisites and 3 years for the professional phase of the program). Our program also presents a great opportunity for college students and college graduates with a degree in another field who want to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.

Students seeking the entrance into health and human service professions should be aware that the presence of a criminal record can result in the refusal of licensing/certification/registration agencies to issue the credential needed to practice in the field of study. Prospective students are urged to contact the pertinent state and/or federal licensing board to inquire whether a criminal record will have an impact on your eligibility to obtain licensure or certification. A criminal conviction and/or the use of illegal drugs may impede licensure in New York State. Students who have had a prior conviction are advised to contact NBCOT ( for clearance before beginning their academic program. For a fee, NBCOT will review the circumstances which led to a conviction and the individual’s personal record and render a decision concerning whether or not the individual would qualify to work as an occupational therapist.

For more information regarding the LIU Occupational Therapy Program please email

Important Dates for Admissions


  • Application deadline for Fall 2015: 
    January 12, 2015
  • Fall Open House for the Department of Occupational Therapy
    October 14, 2014
    Time: 4-7pm; Room TBD

Important facts:

  • Any grade below a C will not transfer.
  • Only coursework taken at regional accredited Universities will be considered/transferred per the LIU Admissions Bulletin
  • This a face to face program however some courses throughout the curriculum may be given in a “blended format”(part in person, part online). Students will need to have access to high-speed internet and a computer in order to successfully participate.