Current MOT Students

Resource Guide

We've compiled information that our students and alumni find helpful for our current students.

Student Handbook & Fieldwork Manual 2019-2020

Textbook Lists

Textbook information can be found by viewing your class schedule in CIS or at the Campus Bookstore.


Because some of the courses and units will be taught by clinical faculty with busy practices, scheduling requires a great deal of flexibility on the part of the student and core faculty. The student may be asked to make last minute changes in plans and schedules. The faculty regrets any inconvenience this may cause the student; however, the primary concern of the Department is an excellent educational experience. Student understanding is appreciated by everyone. The schedules listed below are representative of the current semester only. Past semesters do not predict future semesters.

Fall 2019 Schedule (Link to PDF)

Summer 2019 Schedule (Link to pdf)

Spring 2019 Finals Schedule (Link to PDF)

Spring 2019 Schedule (Link to pdf)

Fieldwork Information

Utah Area Health Education Center (Utah AHEC)

Are you interested in learning more about how you can provide healthcare in rural and underserved areas? How about working as an interdisciplinary cohort to provide high quality services and care in transformed health systems? Gaining national recognition for coursework you are already doing? Utah Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) is teaming up with the National AHEC Organization to offer an exciting new program, AHEC Scholars, which is committed to supporting tomorrow’s healthcare workforce. As an AHEC Scholar, you would be part of a group of fellow health professions students who are interested in meeting the health needs in Utah’s underserved rural and urban populations.

This experience will prepare you for the rapidly changing U.S. healthcare system, giving you a better understanding of interprofessional education, behavioral health integration, social determinants of health, cultural competency, practice transformation, and current and emerging health issues. You will also gain access to our annual Utah Primary Care Summit and AHEC Scholars Mentor Dinner with experienced and influential professionals from across the state. At the end of this 2-year experience, you will receive a nationally-recognized certificate as well as a letter of recommendation from the Utah AHEC Program Director. Visit to learn more. 

Electives Policy

The electives that are required for graduation were built into the curriculum as a way for students to explore an area related to occupational therapy and gain skills in a particular area of interest. Students will take one elective during fall semester of the third year of the occupational therapy program.

Electives should:

  • be linked to relevant future practice and a chosen emphasis of study.
  • not conflict with scheduled OC TH classes.
  • be at the 6000 level or above.
  • be at least 3 semester credit hours each (some exceptions available).

A student may use a course taken prior to entering the MOT program if the course is 6000 level or above and was not part of the student’s major coursework for another degree. This will need to be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies and the student will need to supply a course description and syllabus for review.

Before registering for non‐OC TH electives a Occupational Therapy Electives Course Plan Request for Approval (Word .docx download) needs to be submitted to the Director of Graduate Studies for review. Failure to do so may impact graduation. The approved elective plan must match what is listed on your degree report.

Special Workshops (OC TH 6980), Clinical Problems in Occupational Therapy (OC TH 6970), Special Topics‐Service Learning (OC TH 6930) or Independent Study (OC TH 6950) may also be used as electives if they follow the above stated criteria.

Graduation Forms

Students must apply for graduation by November 1 of the year prior for spring graduation. Apply for Graduate Degree

Students are responsible for tracking their progress toward graduation. To do this, students must log into the Campus Information System (CIS) and click on the student tab, find the heading "Graduation Information." Under the subheading "Graduation", select "Graduate Student Degree Tracking". Students should also view the Graduation Overview for Masters Candidates on the Graduate School website.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Information

NBCOT is the national exam that all Occupational Therapists need in order to become certified. Refer to their website for more information, test prep, and any questions you may have.