Master in Occupational Therapy (MOT) is a 2- year post-graduate course in which students learn how to help people with disabilities, recovering from injury, or with ongoing conditions to overcome barriers, teaching alternative techniques to achieve a given task and facilitating skill improvement.
During the course, students will learn about theories related to daily-tasks of people, environmental analysis, knowledge about the development of human capabilities, and the ways in which injury and disrupt them. Master in Occupational Therapy also provides students with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with real clients.
|Master in Occupational Therapy
|Bachelor in Occupational Therapy (BOT)
|Merit Basis/ Entrance Exam
|INR 1-7 Lacs
|INR 5- 10 Lacs
Candidates wishing to apply for a Master's in Occupational Therapy course need to meet minimum eligibility which is a 10+2 qualification with a minimum aggregate score of 45- 50%, and graduation (Bachelor in Occupational Therapy/ Physiotherapy), including 6 months of internship.
Admission to the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) is either through entrance exams or on the basis of merit.
The Direct Admission process is followed by various colleges in India for MOT admissions. Through this pathway, candidates are selected on the basis of their marks scored in the Intermediate examination. For this, candidates simply have to apply to the college or university. After the board results are out, the colleges will release their cut-off scores.
If candidates have scored more than or equal to the cut-off scores of the intended college, they will be eligible for enrollment at that institute.
Admissions through Entrance Exam
The second way for Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) is done on the basis of entrance exams. Those candidates who qualify the entrance exam will be eligible for MOT admissions.
The fee structure of the Masters of Occupational Therapy ranges from Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs. 7,00,000. Pursuing the respective course from a central or state university will cost less than pursuing it from a private university. The fee structure for MOT will vary from institution to institution.
Application of Occupational Therapy
Theory of Rehabilitation
Role of Occupational Therapy in Physical Dysfunctions
Assessment and Management
Role of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
Administration Management & Ethical Issues
Pedagogy in Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders 1
Presentations/ O.T. Clinics
Assessment and Management 2
Occupational Therapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders
After the completion of Masters of Occupational Theory, candidates can look for jobs both in private and public sector. Given below is a list of suitable employment areas for postgraduates:
The entry-level salary of a fresher is Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh. However, with sufficient professional experience, one can expect really good salary packages. Interested candidates can also go for advanced courses like Ph.D. (Occupational Therapy). Here’s a list of popular job roles after completing a Master of Occupational Therapy course: