Department of Occupational Therapy

Whether you are an undergraduate student embarking on our accelerated five-year, bachelors to masters program, or a graduate student entering our professional program, we are confident you will gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need to be successful in this exciting and growing health career.


Occupational therapy is a licensed health and human service profession that helps people gain the skills they need to live lives of meaning and purpose, whatever their age or ability level. Our occupational therapy program offers comprehensive classroom and clinical education in all aspects of practice. You will also learn how to conduct research, design community-based programs, develop management and leadership skills, and implement occupationally focused education for wellness and health promotion.

Our selective program is designed to ensure that you get the attention and support you need to be successful. As a student, you’ll have access to small classes, individual attention from faculty, and academic support resources designed with you in mind. If you enjoy a challenge, there are opportunities for research projects, special fieldwork placements at top rehabilitation facilities, international experiences, and creative program development in community settings.

Our full time faculty members have a wide range of clinical, research and teaching skills. They are joined by adjunct faculty who are practicing clinicians with advanced certifications. All are dedicated to teaching and are motivated to provide you with a dynamic, interactive, challenging and rewarding education.


BS/MS in Health Science and Occupational Therapy
MS in Occupational Therapy


OT Graduation Rates Dominican University 

The total number of graduates from the Dominican University of California Master of Occupational Therapy program during the 3-year period of 2013-2015 was 67, with an overall graduation rate of 93%.



24/22 92%


25/24 96%




Total 72/67 93%



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The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number, c/o AOTA, is 301-652-AOTA. Graduates are certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT).  In June 2010, we received a 10-year re-accreditation from ACOTE.  This accreditation period is only awarded to programs that are in full compliance with all ACOTE standards, and provides national recognition of our program.



The national certification examination for eligible candidates is administered by
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT)
12 South Summit Avenue, Ste. 100, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Contact NBCOT: 301.990.7979