School of Occupational Therapy


  • Applications for our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program are due December 1st. For more information and how to apply, please click here.
  • We are now accepting applicants for our Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program. Applications are due March 2, 2016. For more information and how to apply, please click here. 


The School of Occupational Therapy

At Puget Sound we believe that the study of occupational therapy is enhanced by the liberal arts emphasis of the university. Nurtured in a collaborative yet academically rigorous environment, our students learn to think critically and analytically, develop professional values and goals, and become intellectually autonomous. Students benefit from innovative project opportunities, comprehensive fieldwork experiences, and a curriculum designed to develop professional reasoning skills, build exceptional documentation skills, and prepare them to exceed the minimum requirements for entry level practice.

Occupational therapy students at Puget Sound become insightful evaluators and capable professionals with extensive hands-on client interaction and research experience. Our graduates pursue distinguished careers locally and around the world as expert clinicians, school system consultants, faculty members, successful private practitioners, clinic managers, and leaders of professional organizations.

To view our NBCOT pass rate for the year 2014, please click here. See below for more detailed information.



The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). The program was awarded a certificate of accreditation for a period of 10 years in 2012.

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449; 301.652.2682;

NBCOT Pass Rate

Puget Sound occupational therapy graduates have consistently demonstrated strong educational outcomes. The total number of graduates who passed the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification examination as first-time new graduate test-takers in 2011-2013 was 98 of 101, which is a pass rate of 97%. During that 3-year time period, the program has had 101 graduates.

To view our pass rate data by year, here is the direct link to the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) program data results: